null null Baseball The Yankees could be looking to add a pitcher from their cross-town rival.The Yankees “love” Mets starter Zack Wheeler, an unnamed source told SNY. The Braves and Brewers could be in the mix to acquire the 29-year-old right-hander, as well, the report says. Wheeler holds a 6-5 record with a 4.69 ERA in 16 starts this season. He’s in the final year of his contract."It's something that you don't want to think about, but I guess it's in the back of your head," Wheeler said about the trade rumors ea
rlier this month. "But I'm here now and I want to help this team win. I know we're capable of it and we've got a good squad.” "It's something that you don't want to think about, but I guess it's in the back of your head" - Zack Wheeler on potentially getting traded if the Mets sell pic.twitter.com/eTKKVuf052— SNY (@SNYtv) June 18, 2019The Mets finished play Thursday with a 37-45 record. They’re on a five-game losing streak and have dropped seven of their last 10 games.New York trails the National League East-leading Braves by 11 games and is 6 1/2 games out of the second wild-card spot. Related News Giancarlo Stanton injury update: Yankees star (knee) unlikely to return in July “We need to turn things around very quick and I think we're very capable of that,” Wheeler said in mid-June. “It starts with the pitching. Just got to bear down, keep runs off the board and have quick innings."The Yankees, meanwhile, are believed to be looking to add a starter before the July 31 trade deadline. Besides Wheeler, they’ve also been linked to Madison Bumgarner, Max Scherzer, Marcus Stroman and Matthew Boyd."I certainly want to pull down whatever's best for this franchise and for our fan base, because we certainly are intent on taking another shot at this thing," Yankees general manager Brian Cashman told reporters last week. "We've been taken out the last two years by the eventual champs."We're proud to get to the postseason, but we're not proud to say we're exiting the postseason at some point. We want to be the one that has a chance that everyone's talking about in a big way when it's all said and done, so I've got more work to do."The Yankees already traded for Mariners slugger Edwin Encarnacion in mid-June.