12) NY Mets Worst Trade Deadline Deals: Curtis Granderson to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Jacob Rhame
One would think the Mets could have gotten more for a bat like Curtis Granderson. Even if he was just a rental in 2017, his track record might suggest a little more than just Jacob Rhame. However, that’s all the team was able to acquire at the deadline for one of the more beloved Mets from the 2015 club.
Granderson wasn’t hitting particularly well when the Mets sent him to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Batting .228 with 19 home runs, he was having a down year. Things actually got worse for him once he joined the Dodgers. The Grandy Man hit .161 in the regular season but did pop 7 home runs for them.
This is a case of a bad Mets trade deadline deal made worse by how poorly the player they got back performed. Even if Granderson was a bust in Hollywood, Rhame made sure to cause some pain in the Big Apple.
Rhame pitched in parts of three seasons for the Mets from 2017-2019. In total, he had 47.2 innings of work and a 6.23 ERA. Remembered most for his goggles and a feud with Rhys Hoskins of the Philadelphia Phillies, he’s also one of the worst pieces the Amazins picked up in a trade.
In fact, as an August 20th trade made between the two teams, I would guess this might be the worst trade the Mets have ever made after July 31 but still during the regular season.