It seems like Brodie Van Wagenen was with the New York Mets organization for much longer than two seasons. One of those years was the shortened 2020 campaign. Maybe it’s the name that sounds like it came from a Washington Irving story which has kept him in the rearview.
Van Wagenen’s modus operandi with the Mets was all about winning now. Forget the future. Trade all of the youth you can. He wasn’t well-liked during his two seasons with the ball club for many of the moves he made. However, three moves BVW did make seem to have aged well.
3) NY Mets trade for J.D. Davis looks ever better after Darin Ruf deal
J.D. Davis won’t go down as one of the greatest Mets of all-time. His 2019 season with the ball club was still one of the more unexpectedly impressive ones from a guy viewed as a bench piece. Davis slashed .307/.369/.527 with 22 home runs and 57 RBI in 453 plate appearances. Definitely well-served by the juiced baseballs in 2019, his overall Mets numbers are still solid.
In 1,100 trips to the plate for New York, Davis hit .278/.364/.451. He hit 37 home runs and drove in 120.
A defensive liability throughout his stay, the Mets gave up three prospects and acquired one in the trade with the Houston Astros for him. None of the prospects have yet to make the majors. Thus far, only the Mets have benefitted. Luis Santana is most on track to have a strong MLB career but even he is far from a sure thing to do so.
Davis’ time with the Mets came to an end at the 2022 trade deadline when he and three prospects were sent to the San Francisco Giants for Darin Ruf. Thanks to this trade, the original trade for Davis looks even better.