3 free agents the Mets let walk having a good year, 2 failing miserably

The Mets made the right call letting a couple free agents walk, but have watched three others have good years

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Former NY Mets pitcher Trevor May is failing miserably with the Oakland Athletics

After a good first year with the Mets, Trevor May had a bit of a lost year in 2022. Injuries limited him to just 30 appearances, and his 5.04 season ERA wasn't exactly what he wanted to show off heading into free agency.

May had to settle for a one-year deal with the Oakland Athletics, a team that has wound up being on pace to be one of the worst teams ever.

The right-hander did miss time due to anxiety and has been better since returning off the IL, but he has a 4.55 ERA in 30 appearances seeing his walk-rate spike and his strikeout-rate collapse. In fact, he's walked 24 and struck out 24 in 27.2 innings pitched. That's not what you want to see at all. The 4.55 ERA isn't awful, but his 6.34 FIP and 1.672 WHIP tell a whole other story.

May's struggles were prevalent enough to make him unattractive to teams looking for relief help. Despite Oakland's putrid record and clear intent to sell, May remains an Athletic. That should tell you the whole story right there.