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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 03: Jose Reyes #7 of the New York Mets celebrates the win with teammates Neil Walker #20,Asdrubal Cabrera #13,Jay Bruce #19, Curtis Granderson #3 and Yoenis Cespedes #52 after the game against the Atlanta Braves during Opening Day on April 3, 2017 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.The New York Mets defeated the 6-0. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 03: Jose Reyes #7 of the New York Mets celebrates the win with teammates Neil Walker #20,Asdrubal Cabrera #13,Jay Bruce #19, Curtis Granderson #3 and Yoenis Cespedes #52 after the game against the Atlanta Braves during Opening Day on April 3, 2017 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.The New York Mets defeated the 6-0. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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SEATTLE, WA – JULY 30: Neil Walker #20 of the New York Mets waits for a pitch during an at-bat in an interleague game against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on July 30, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. The Mariners won the game 9-1. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

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.

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