4) NY Mets free agent targeted traded at the deadline: Randal Grichuk
Now a teammate of Lucas Giolito in Orange County, Randal Grichuk would’ve been a nice addition to the Mets roster last offseason via trade with the Colorado Rockies. The Mets went with Tommy Pham instead. Who can complain?
Grichuk is with his fourth big league club and results have varied. He has averaged 27 home runs and 80 RBI per 162 games in his career but has lifetime numbers hovering around a .250 batting average and .300 OBP.
The Mets could do much worse than Grichuk as a one or two-year stop gap in a corner outfield spot. It might be time to move Starling Marte over to left field and allow Grichuk to assume the right field role instead. It’s not going to push the Mets over the top and yet they could do a whole lot worse.
Grichuk fills the role vacated by Tommy Pham. He has hit lefties well in the past and a platoon wouldn’t be outrageous to expect at some point.
No, you’re not rushing out to buy a Grichuk jersey like you would with some of these other names on the list. It was a lighter trade deadline around the league outside of some of the moves made by the Mets. He’s the level of player we can expect them to add.