After spending most of the year in the doldrums of under-performance, the Mets are 61-57.
They've gone 23-10 since the start of July and are on the cusp of a Wild Card spot. But, if they want to close that one-game gap between them and the playoffs, then they need to promote these three guys during September call-ups.
3. Drew Gagnon
The Mets' bullpen crisis has been well documented this year. The relief core has struggled to put out fires late, but Gagnon could remedy that situation. He's sporting a 2.15 ERA in Triple-A as a starter, and though the rotation is set, he could provide plenty of quality innings late in close games. He struggled in his brief time in the MLB this year, but that shouldn't be a deterrent for the Mets.
2. Corey Oswalt
Oswalt, like Gagnon, has had a quality year in Triple-A Syracuse. He's put up a 3.39 ERA and logged 64 strikeouts in 63 2/3 innings of work. A starter by trade, he too could give the Mets some length in the bullpen or act as a spot starter if need be in the rotation. Quality relief pitching has been hard to come by in Queens this year, but he could be the answer to Mets' woes.
1. Arismendy Alcantara
With Robinson Cano out for the year and Joe Panik struggling to provide some pop at the plate, Alcantara would be the perfect guy to insert into the lineup. The former top prospect has had a breakout year in Triple-A, slashing .303/.364/.528 with 10 home runs in 72 games with Syracuse. If the Mets want to find some offensive production at second base, then he's the guy to bring up.