Adeiny Hechavarria (plus more) for Evan Marshall of the Chicago White Sox
Since joining the Mets 25-man roster, Adeiny Hechavarria has been hot at the plate and steady on the field, making him the right candidate to offer the White Sox who also find themselves in a similar boat as the Amazins record-wise.
In 34 games with the Mets this season, Hechavarria’s.239 batting average does not do justice to the versatility he has brought to the roster since being called up from their Triple-A affiliate.
What he was able to accomplish while filling in for both Robinson Cano and Jeff McNeil on the field and at the plate when they were on the IL earlier this month highlighted his value as added depth to any MLB team.
Therefore, I believe 29-year-old RHP Evan Marshall, who owns a 1.02 WHIP in 17.2 IP while striking out 12 could be a potential candidate to help revitalize the Mets pen. Although this player swap is not a deal that would work as a one for one exchange and would require additional players and/or cash considerations from the Mets end, I think it would be worth it to land this impressive reliever for this year and the next two arbitration-eligible years to come.
However, another destination for this veteran infielder could be the Reds who sit just below the Mets in the Wild Card standings.
While asking for the Reds’ Garret would certainly be a costly trade for the Mets to make, even with Smith as the centerpiece of any such package, Van Wagenen could instead offer Hechavarria for the Reds’ 28-year-old RHP Matt Bowman, who ironically was drafted by the Mets in the 13th round of the 2012 MLB Draft.
So far this season, Bowman has pitched in 11 games while maintaining a 2.70 ERA through 13.1 innings pitched.