14 walks in 12.1 innings was the story. In September in particular, Brach could not find the strike zone. In two of his final three outings Brach walked all three batters he faced. That’s just unacceptable. Brach has always had a walk problem but never like this. He had a 5.84 ERA this season after his bout with COVID-19. He has a $1.25 Million Dollar player option which he will likely accept. Next season, he will have to find the strike zone to be a part of this bullpen.
Chirinos was trded to the Mets at the deadline for reasons I won’t ever understand. He slashed .219/.242/.375 as a Met with one home run in 32 at-bats as a Met. The way Tomas Nido played should give him the opportunity to be the backup catcher next season, so hopefully Chirinos won’t be back.
The 2016 American League Cy Young Award winner signed a one year $10 Million Dollar deal this offseason to be in the back of the rotation for the Mets. Due to the Syndergaard injury and the Stroman opt-out, Porcello was pushed up to be the third starter. The one thing he did well was make every start. He was the only Met to do that. Other than that, it was an awful season for the lifelong Mets fan. Porcello went 1-7 with a 5.64 ERA in his 12 starts this season. What bumped his grade from an F to a D- was his second to last start of the season. He went seven innings and allowed one run with 10 strikeouts in a loss to the Braves. The signing made no sense after he had the highest ERA of all qualified starters in the American League last year, and it shouldn’t be too shocking that he wasn’t productive.