5 former Mets players still in MLB the team gave up on too early and whether it was justified
By Tim Boyle
5) The NY Mets gave up on Paul Sewald too early
The Mets should have held onto Davis. They never should have moved on from Flores as quickly as they did. With Paul Sewald, nobody can blame the front office for waving goodbye. In 125 games as a reliever for them from 2017-2020, Sewald had the misfortune of going 1-14 with a 5.50 ERA. Bad luck seemed to follow him throughout his tenure with the ball club.
He became a free agent after the 2020 season and has been with the Seattle Mariners ever since. To the surprise of everyone in existence, Sewald has been a quality back-of-the-bullpen arm and regular closer for the Mariners almost from the start.
Mets fans will recall Sewald calling out the Mets organization in 2022 for giving up on him too early. He’s not wrong but he also did nothing to show he was a major league reliever during his time with the ball club.
d’Arnaud definitely wore out his welcome in New York due to poor performance, however, it’s Sewald who has surprised everyone the most with a complete career turnaround. Nobody should feel bad about letting Sewald leave. All credit goes to him. It’s hard to be as mediocre for as long as he was in New York and suddenly start to perform at such a high level. Anyone who says they saw this coming is a liar.