3) Mets trade deadline target failing with his new team: Trey Mancini
Trey Mancini was another DH candidate the Mets seemed to be very in on. He was having a decent season with Baltimore and has had a long track record of success offensively.
Something noteworthy about Mancini is that even though he only had ten home runs in 92 games as an Oriole this season, he had a number of home runs taken away from him by the new-look left field wall that would've gone out pretty much anywhere else.
Mancini was traded to the Astros in a three-team deal. Mancini was supposed to add another big bat to an already formidable lineup.
I personally was not as high on Mancini as someone like Josh Bell due to Bell's switch hitting ability and added power, but the veteran would obviously have been an upgrade over Dom Smith and J.D. Davis. Or so we thought.
The 30 year old has not fared particularly well since landing with the Astros. He's slashed .202/.291/.435 with eight home runs and 21 RBI.
A .726 OPS and a 104 OPS+ isn't horrible, but isn't what you'd want out of a trade deadline acquisition. Mancini was performing better in Baltimore than he has in Houston.
Daniel Vogelbach on the other hand has an .832 OPS as a Met and has come up with a bunch of clutch hits down the stretch. While Mancini could produce against lefties, I don't think that would've been his role as a Met and even if it was, his .677 season OPS against southpaws doesn't really excite me.
The Mets didn't have an A+ deadline themselves but missing out on players who have struggled in their new landing spots has made it a little better.