3 moves Mets fans can be jealous their NL East rivals made

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3) NY Mets should be jealous of the Nationals signing Trevor Williams

And was once ours is no one’s now. Actually, you’re wrong Taylor Swift. Trevor Williams is now a member of the Washington Nationals. Our beloved long man out of the bullpen has strayed away for bigger and better opportunities down in D.C. We’ll feel the difference throughout the year. 

There was no chance the Mets could retain Williams unless they gave him a starting gig. It wasn’t until last season when he consistently became a reliever. He pitched so well the starter-needy Nationals decided to give him a two-year deal worth $13 million.

Turner is a star player the Mets would have dreamed about adding. In reality, it wasn’t possible unless shortstop was open. Puk was a reasonable addition they could have made. No more.

Our connection to Williams, now a former Mets player, creates some surprising envy thrown the way of the Nationals. Who would have thought that the team paying Max Scherzer to win up in New York could do much to get us worked up?

No one is losing sleep over Williams’ departure. The Mets remain loaded with starting pitchers. One could end up taking on a similar duty this year.

If we’re lucky, Elieser Hernandez has the Marlins feeling regretful they ever sent him our way. Meanwhile, the Nationals have a bunch more to be jealous about when they look up at the Amazins.

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