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.