August 30, 2015 – Mets add Addison Reed in a deal with the Diamondbacks
The Mets made a few memorable splashes before the July 31 trade deadline in 2015. Notably, it was the addition of Yoenis Cespedes to the lineup that many cite as the catalyst to the team turning on the engines full blast.
However, on August 30, the team made another addition that paid off. In a trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks, Addison Reed was shipped to New York.
Reed joined the boys in Flushing after posting a 4.20 ERA out in the desert. Amazingly, he was able to deliver much more than I think anyone thought he had up his sleeve. Reed finished 2015 with a 1.17 ERA in 15.1 innings of work while wearing orange and blue. The next year, in 77.2 innings of work, Reed had a 1.97 ERA.
As if this didn’t work out in New York’s favor enough, Reed posted a 2.57 ERA in 2017 and managed to earn 19 saves for the club before getting traded again.
The trade that brought Reed to Citi Field as a hometown player cost the Miller Diaz and Matt Koch. Neither went on to become MLB legends. Because of this, we look at the August 2015 trade for Reed as one of the better deals in franchise history.