13) NY Mets Worst Trade Deadline Moves: Neil Walker to the Brewers for Eric Hanhold
Aside from all of the wonderful puns you can make with this trade, it was pretty awful for New York. Involving Neil Walker and Eric Hanhold, it was a big loss for the Mets because of how much more they should have been able to get back in return. For instance, anything at all.
Hanhold’s only time with the Mets happened in 2018 when he had a 7.71 ERA in 2.1 innings of work. Only memorable because he was one of many poor relievers the team put on the mound that year, at least we can say we didn’t have to suffer through him for too long.
Walker, who was coming off a pretty awesome 2016 season and had hit .264/.339/.442 for the Mets in 2017, ended up putting together similar numbers for the Milwaukee Brewers after joining them. Walker was able to provide Milwaukee with some much-needed infield depth and a quality veteran bat.
This was one of many bad trades the Mets made at the 2017 trade deadline. As you’ll soon see, it wasn’t the worst. That’s because some guys hurt the Mets more with their performance. Others failed to ever reach the big leagues. At least Hanhold saw some big league action before departing the organization.