2) The NY Mets never could’ve imagined they’d get this much from Tommy Pham
Everybody’s new favorite member of the Mets they never thought they’d adore so much, Tommy Pham has been a delightful addition to this year’s roster. He has essentially bumped Mark Canha from a full-time gig while taking away at-bats from others who have underperformed.
Pham was originally thought of as the right-handed DH platoon partner of Daniel Vogelbach. That lasted maybe a month and a half. Pham has been red hot for weeks. He’s either going to end up as one of the team’s better trade chips or someone we’ll ride out the season with hoping the fire never goes out.
In the final game before the break, Pham exited early but not before putting together a .277/.350/.485 performance in the first half of the year. His 9 home runs and 34 RBI have been a treat for us all. Each ranks fifth on the roster.
Pham wasn’t the backup plan for the Mets in the offseason. He seemed more like a last resort type of addition. Effective against lefties and righties, slashing .272/.358/.556 versus southpaws and .280/.345/.440 against right-handed arms, Pham is helping his in-season trade value and future free agent stock. He had to settle on a one-year deal with the Mets during the winter months. Next season, a team could view him a little more favorably.
The Pham Family may soon have some new renovations on their home.