Rumor Central: Mets 'open for business now'

Curtis Granderson is one of several Mets players that the team could look to deal. AP Photo

With the New York Mets sitting in fourth place and 12 games behind the Washington Nationals in the NL East, it appears the team is ready to unload veteran pieces off its roster as the trade deadline approaches.

Rumor CentralAccording to ESPN's Buster Olney, the Mets are "open for business now," which includes listening to offers for outfielder Curtis Granderson, acting closer Addison Reed, outfielder Jay Bruce and shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera.

All four players have contracts that will expire after the 2017 season. In addition to the group above, Jose Reyes, Lucas Duda and Fernando Salas are several other players who could test free agency at the end of the year.

The Mets have lost seven of their last eight games, including a four-game sweep by the Los Angeles Dodgers this week.

--Isaac Chipps