8) NY Mets Worst Trade Deadline Deals: Addison Reed to the Boston Red Sox for three pitchers
Addison Reed was exceptional during his time with the Mets. In 145 games as a reliever, Reed was 6-5 with a 2.09 ERA. When the club traded him away at the deadline in 2017, they flipped him to the Boston Red Sox for three pitchers. One was bound to contribute heavily to future New York teams, right?
Not so much. Gerson Bautista saw limited action with the Mets before he was traded to the Seattle Mariners in the far more infamous Robinson Cano deal. Jamie Callahan pitched only 6.2 innings with the club in 2017 before he departed. The final piece, Stephen Nogosek, has seen big league action with the Mets and remains with the organization. However, he’s likely nothing more than a warm body for the minor leagues.
Reed would go on to pitch well for the Red Sox in 2017. Although his 3.33 ERA was higher than the 2.57 he had in New York, it helped Boston get to the postseason. No longer a closer once arriving in Beantown, he still served a role in the back of the Red Sox bullpen.
We can’t blame the Mets in the least bit for trading Reed in the final year of his contract. What we can be upset about is how they acquired three young arms and none of them worked out well. With three strikes on this trade, the Mets were a clear loser.