Ranking the 3 best Mets trades of the Steve Cohen era so far

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1) Best Mets trade since Steve Cohen took over: Chris Bassitt for two minor leaguers

The Chris Bassitt trade is aging very well. The situation is similar to when Lindor came over. He’s a free agent after this season but definitely a candidate to return.

The Mets spent most of the winter in need of a more reliable number three starter. Throughout the lockout, fans were confident in the pairing of Jacob deGrom and Max Scherzer. What about behind them? Could Carrasco or Taijuan Walker bounce back? The front office wouldn’t put too much faith in that happening. They went out and acquired Bassitt from the Oakland Athletics.

The deal cost the Mets pitching prospect J.T. Ginn and a slightly older minor leaguer, Adam Oller. Oller saw some action with the A’s this year but wasn’t all that productive. In his 10 Double-A starts, Ginn had a 6.11 ERA.

Meanwhile, it’s the Mets who are getting exactly what they needed, if not more, out of Bassitt. It would take a very productive career from Ginn for this Mets trade to become a loss for New York and a win for Oakland.

The Mets may not have been able to find a better match for their rotation. Bassitt is the professional starter they needed. He’s as reliable as they come and we can only hope he sticks around for a little longer.

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