The NL Central-leading Brewers have lost five straight games, and one of the culprits is a bullpen that has two blown saves and a .333 opponents’ batting average in that span.
Reed is one of several veterans with expiring contracts who are being shopped by the Mets (43-50) as the trade deadline approaches. Carig says Reed will “fetch a stronger return” than other impending free agents such as Jay Bruce and Curtis Granderson.
The 28-year-old Reed owns a 2.35 ERA and 1.02 WHIP in 46 innings this season with 16 saves in 18 opportunities.
-- Doug Mittler