Former NY Mets pitcher Seth Lugo has had a good year for the San Diego Padres
The situations weren't exactly identical, but like Trevor Williams, Seth Lugo eyed a spot in a starting rotation. His odds appeared to be worse since he hadn't had much success in the majors as a starter and hadn't started a game since 2020, but Lugo wound up finding a spot with the San Diego Padres. It's worked out great for both sides.
Lugo did miss some time with injury, but has been really solid when healthy. In his 16 starts and 89 innings pitched he has a 3.54 ERA. He's allowed three runs or fewer in all but three of his starts and two runs or fewer in all but five of his starts.
Even with his previous lack of success as a starter, Lugo has done well getting deep in games this season, going at least six innings in 10 of his 16 starts. He's failed to complete five frames just twice.
This kind of success is really unprecedented from Lugo so the Mets can't really be faulted for letting him go like they can with a guy like Bassitt, but it's still frustrating knowing Lugo has been more consistent than both future Hall of Famers the Mets had in their rotation. With Lugo likely opting out of his contract after this season and the Mets having plenty of room in their rotation, who knows, maybe a reunion can commence.