Is the Mets trade with the Brewers involving Mark Canha already a lost cause?

Sep 9, 2023; Bronx, New York, USA; Milwaukee Brewers right fielder Mark Canha (21) hits an RBI
Sep 9, 2023; Bronx, New York, USA; Milwaukee Brewers right fielder Mark Canha (21) hits an RBI / Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

During the massive house cleaning during the trade deadline last summer, one of the moves many New York Mets fans hated to see made was the trade of outfielder Mark Canha to the Milwaukee Brewers. In exchange, the Mets received minor league pitcher Justin Jarvis who at the time was immediately inserted into the Mets' top prospect lists by many outlets including

When looking at the trade a mere eight months later, it seems like this trade may be close to wash for a few reasons. While Canha caught fire for the Brewers down the stretch, he ultimately was traded this winter to the Detroit Tigers for a minor-league reliever. On the other side of the coin, the 24-year-old Jarvis is not listed among the Mets' top 30 prospects list that was released by this week.

Upon the Mets dealing Mark Canha last summer, the results they have recieved from Justin Jarvis have been far from promising.

While Jarvis is still only 24 years old, a few arms have jumped him in the pecking order when it comes to being spotlighted by scouts that are evaluating the Mets minor league system. Jarvis' numbers were also atrocious upon making his debut in Triple-A Syracuse, as he pitched to an unsightly 8.04 ERA over nine starts with a 2.074 WHIP.

While there is time for Jarvis to turn those numbers around, his overall numbers in the minors throughout his career have been pedestrian for the most part, and as it currently stands there are a lot more exciting options that Mets fans are keeping their eyes on going into 2024 down on the farm.

As it currently stands this trade can almost be considered a wash for both organizations with Canha not finishing out his deal in Milwaukee, and Jarvis having yet to show the ability to be a potential major contributor in Queens. As previously stated, much can change between now and the end of the season, but at this point Jarvis just seems to be no more than minor-league pitching depth for the organization moving forward.

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