The trade deadline season is over and the New York Mets came away with three moves we can feel good and bad about.
The 2020 MLB trade deadline came and went in the blink of an eye. All of the moves made by the New York Mets came between 3-4pm. During that time, the club made two separate deals with the Texas Rangers for veterans and another with the Baltimore Orioles for a reliever.
In total, the Mets managed to bring in Miguel Castro for the bullpen, Robinson Chirinos for behind the plate, and Todd Frazier to sell some merchandise to the good people of Toms River. Did you know he’s from there?
All the Mets gave up (so far) is prospect Kevin Smith. They somehow managed to trade a player to be named later twice to Texas. The fools! Don’t they realize the Mets have a European minor league named Benny Playertobenamedlater?
Now that the dust has settled on these moves, we can think a little more healthily about them. A good night’s sleep or two is always important before jumping to any sort of conclusion.
Even after catching some shuteye, there’s an underwhelming feeling about what Brodie Van Wagenen did at this year’s trade deadline. However, I do have to compliment him on one thing: he didn’t screw anything up.
This could always change. Smith winning a Cy young in Baltimore would hurt. What if Playertobenamedlater ends up hitting 70 home runs with the Rangers?
We can’t yet fully grade the moves made by the Mets because we don’t actually know the final deals. At this stage, we can only talk about our feelings.
And right now, I’m feeling the good and the bad. Let’s start with the former and talk about what I liked about these moves.