One of the New York Mets additions this winter will likely end up as a bust. Let’s take a look at each of these men and who might be most likely to become this year’s Jason Vargas or Jed Lowrie.
The New York Mets had a much quieter offseason in winter two with Brodie Van Wagenen calling the shots. They haven’t made any major trades, yet.
Still, the team has made five additions to the 26-man roster. Four have come via free agency with one of those players arriving to Flushing through a trade.
Based on expectations and skill, we can project which of the newest Mets are most likely to be busts in 2020. The team has had its share of poor additions over the last two seasons and it wouldn’t be a surprise for another newcomer to have a season that resembles Jason Vargas in 2018 or Jed Lowrie last year.
Nobody has further to fall this season than Dellin Betances. One could make an argument he was the best player the Mets added this winter. It’s a fair one to make. His pedigree is unmatched when compared to everyone else they either signed or added via trade.
The path for Betances to be a bust in Flushing is quite obvious. He’s coming off a year where he made only one appearance. While we can hope he’s fully healthy, we all know well enough how Murphy’s Law can rear its ugly head.
It’s tough to believe Betances actually underperforms to the extent where we can refer to him as a bust. Even if he’s not the same pitcher he was with the New York Yankees, there is plenty he could bring to the table.
If Betances becomes this offseason’s bust, the Mets are in major trouble.