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NY Mets: Grading the trade deadline moves they did and didn’t make

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 27: Javier Baez #9 of the Chicago Cubs celebrates his home run in the fourth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on June 27, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 27: Javier Baez #9 of the Chicago Cubs celebrates his home run in the fourth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on June 27, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – MAY 07: Pete Alonso #20 of the New York Mets celebrates after scoring the game winning run in the bottom of the tenth inning on Patrick Mazeika #76 ground ball against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Citi Field on May 07, 2021 in New York City. New York Mets defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4 (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

It’s hard to believe that the Mets are done, but they are in fact done. Grade: C+

The Mets did make a very big move in getting Javier Báez and if the Mets are healthy this year, they can be very dangerous. Still, it’s pretty disappointing that they didn’t add a good arm.

After finding out what the Twins were asking for in return for José Berríos was “bananas,” it was clear they weren’t getting him. Allegedly it was two prospects “top six or so” and a player from the active roster. Since the return would only be one-and-a-half years of him, it’s hard to see that overpaying was a good idea. The Blue Jays clearly thought otherwise and gave up their second and fourth-ranked prospect for him.

Near the end, there were talks of the Mets receiving either outfielder Byron Buxton from Minnesota, and talks about shortstop Trevor Story, pitcher Jon Gray, and several other pitchers. Yet, the Mets received none of them.

It would’ve been awesome to see the Mets go all-in on someone else who could impact their struggling lineup. Either way, the addition of Javier Báez is awesome.

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For the record, here’s a video of Francisco Lindor and Javier Báez getting Edwin Díaz out of a jam with a double play.

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