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NY Mets Monday Morning GM: A new all-time great deadline trade?

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - JULY 26: Javier Baez #9 of the Chicago Cubs reacts after his walk off single in the ninth inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Wrigley Field on July 26, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - JULY 26: Javier Baez #9 of the Chicago Cubs reacts after his walk off single in the ninth inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Wrigley Field on July 26, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)
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May 26, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Trevor Williams (32) delivers a pitch against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The Trevor Williams addition does not move the needle

Trevor Williams joins the 2021 Mets with a 4-2 record and 5.06 ERA. It’s not impressive nor is it much of an outlier of what he has done in his career. Thus far, in 593.1 innings of work, Williams has pitched to a 4.49 ERA.

This wasn’t the needle-moving trade for a starting pitcher many of us were hoping for. While Jose Berrios cost a ton and Jon Gray stayed right where he is, the Mets settled on adding a Four-A starting pitcher.

It’s not a bad trade throw-in. The organization clearly needed some depth. As far as become an all-time acquisition goes, I think Williams’ chances are incredibly slim. That’s not to say he can’t have some kind of role in the postseason where he becomes some sort of high-leverage reliever out of the bullpen.

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I’m not sure any Mets fans were thrilled to see Williams tag along in the trade with the Chicago Cubs. Mostly just an add-on, the best we can hope for is maybe one big start or two down the stretch. Knowing Jacob deGrom won’t pitch for a few more weeks does make him a little more important to have. The Mets need innings from their pitchers and maybe Williams can get through a couple.

Still, there’s little chance he becomes an all-time great trade deadline acquisition.

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