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Mets Trade Deadline: What we should like and not like about the moves

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: Todd Frazier #21 of the New York Mets in action against the Philadelphia Phillies during a game at Citi Field on September 8, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: Todd Frazier #21 of the New York Mets in action against the Philadelphia Phillies during a game at Citi Field on September 8, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
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BALTIMORE, MD – SEPTEMBER 17: Miguel Castro #50 of the Baltimore Orioles walks back to the dug out during a baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on September 17, 2019 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

What we should like about the 2020 Mets trade deadline moves

Castro is a good addition to the Mets’ bullpen. I’m shocked at how young he is. I first heard of him when he got involved in the 2015 trade that sent Jose Reyes to the Colorado Rockies. Still only 25, there’s plenty of hope he can develop further.

The Mets needed at least one fresh bullpen arm if they wanted any shot at competing. This raises the most important question of all about this trade deadline; are the Mets actually capable of winning a championship this year?

Onto the Texas moves, let’s begin with the positives about the Frazier reunion.

It would be hypocritical of me and just about every other Mets fan to not understand why the team acquired him. Anyone who wrote about potential Frazier trades while he was on the Mets always added in how his veteran leadership would be a big factor. This is exactly one of the justifications as to why he’s back in Flushing.

I’m willing to give the ToddFather a chance to show this actually is an asset to the ball club. Certainly capable of some big hits, I think he has at least one game-winner left in him down the final stretch of the season.

Finally, there’s Chirinos. I don’t know what to think of him but people tell me he’s a good defender. Despite a lackluster batting average this year, he has shown the ability to hit with some pop. Maybe his presence can help Tomas Nido or give Wilson Ramos a nudge to be better.

I’m really reaching for positives about Chirinos, aren’t I? Hopefully, it didn’t cost the team very much.

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