Re-grading all 6 Mets trade deadline deals from 2023

How are these deals looking months later?

Jul 26, 2023; Bronx, New York, USA; New York Mets starting pitchers Justin Verlander (35) and Max
Jul 26, 2023; Bronx, New York, USA; New York Mets starting pitchers Justin Verlander (35) and Max / Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
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3) The Mets trade Mark Canha to the Brewers for Justin Jarvis

Of all the trade deadline deals the Mets made, this is the one with the least excitement. Mark Canha was sent to the Milwaukee Brewers where he became the club’s primary DH for 50 games. In 99 fewer plate appearances with Milwaukee, Canha had only 12 less hits, one less home run, and drove in 4 more runs all while slashing .287/.373/.427. It was the kind of dream performance Mets fans could only dream to get out of a guy who’ll be remembered favorably.

Although traded away to the Detroit Tigers this offseason, this feels much more like a Brewers win. All the Mets got back for him was Rule 5 eligible pitcher Justin Jarvis. The 24-year-old made 12 starts in Triple-A last year and was atrocious in doing so. Combined with his numbers in Syracuse and Nashville—two very different cities at least in terms of the number of cowboy hats you’ll see—Jarvis was 0-7 with an 8.79 ERA.

Jarvis was considered a prospect ranking somewhere in the teens upon the acquisition. Not anymore. There is no reason to even think twice about leaving him off of any list.

There’s still a chance for Jarvis to find himself with the Mets. Converting him to a bullpen arm seems to be the likeliest scenario to get more out of this trade.

Grade: D