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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6) The Mets trade David Robertson to the Marlins for Marco Vargas and Ronald Hernandez

The floodgates first opened up when the Mets traded closer David Robertson to the Miami Marlins. The fix was in. The Mets were not going to try to compete for a wild card spot.

Robertson was a shell of his Mets-self down in Miami. He lost the closer spot quickly and while the Marlins did make the playoffs, they were quickly eliminated. He went into free agency after the season ended. He’ll pitch for the Texas Rangers this year.

To get Robertson, the Marlins gave up two young prospects. Infielder Marco Vargas and catcher Ronald Hernandez were the pair. All Mets fans had a WTF moment upon seeing the return for a guy we had expected to get much more for. It didn’t take long for many of us to realize that just because we didn’t know the guys doesn’t mean they aren’t good.

Vargas is considered a top 10 Mets prospect and Hernandez is ranked at number 20 on the MLB Pipeline. They were young unknowns. Seeing where they fit into the farm system, this one grades out well especially with how things went for Robertson in Miami.

Grade: B+

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