The Mets missed out on an easy relief package for David Robertson.
The Philadelphia Phillies only had to give up their No. 26 prospect (Ben Brown) to receive perhaps the best available relief pitcher not named Josh Hader this year in David Robertson from the Chicago Cubs. That's kind of a low return for a pitcher of Robertson's caliber. He is also a rental who becomes a free agent at the end of the season.
David Robertson was linked to Mets rumors throughout this trade deadline season, with the Cubs looking to add to their farm system. But the Cubs only gave the Mets Mychal Givens at the deadline on Tuesday.
Joander Suarez is the current No. 26 prospect in the Mets farm system, and now looking back at that trade, that's a trade the Mets should have made to get someone in an area of need, the weak point probably of this Mets roster is their bullpen. And now the Mets will have to see David Robertson in critical divisional games over the next two weeks wondering aloud how they couldn't give up what the Phillies did to get someone like him.
Still, after the Mets sent Colin Holderman to the Pirates to get Daniel Vogelbach, it became evident the Mets needed two relievers. They only got one, and that feels underwhelming to the fans.