New York Mets Add Three Players

New York Mets Trades

On the heels of losing their fourth straight game to the Miami Marlins, the New York Mets added three players in three separate trades. The Mets find themselves in the middle of a scrum between several teams battling for the playoffs. At 15-19 the Mets desperately need to go on a run.

None of the players the New York Mets added are star players but the Mets are hoping they fill needs and add more depth to a team that needs a spark in the worst way.

Todd Frazier

Todd Frazier is back with the Mets. The 10-year veteran spent the last two seasons with the Mets before signing with the Texas Rangers for the 2020 season. Frazier has struggled with the Rangers batting .241 with two home runs and seven RBI. What Frazier brings to the team is veteran leadership and a player who has played with both New York teams.

Frazier still has a good glove at third base and has a career average of .243 with 216 home runs and 631 RBI. In exchange for Frazier, the Mets are sending the Rangers a player to be named later. Frazier has been described as an emotional leader during his Mets career. Frazier has a club option that includes a 1.5 million dollar buy out for the 2021 season.

Robinson Chirinos

The Mets acquired catcher Robinson Chirinos from the Texas Rangers for a player to be named later. In Chirinos, the Mets get a defensive-minded catcher who has hit for some power the last three seasons. Current catcher Wilson Ramos, who is not known for his defensive prowess has struggled with the bat this season.

Chirinos was batting .119 in 42 at-bats with the Rangers this season. But Chirinos has hit 53 homers in the last three seasons. Chirinos has a 6.5 million dollar option for 2021 with a one million dollar buyout.

Miguel Castro

The Mets traded for Miguel Castro from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for pitcher Kevin Smith and a player to be named later or cash. In six seasons, Castro has a record of 7-16 with a 4.02 ERA and a 1.409 WHIP. Castro who is 25 years old is signed through the 2023 season. The Mets bullpen has been badly overworked this year due to the performance of the starting rotation. Castro will add to the overall depth of the pitching staff.

Smith has been a solid pitcher in his two minor league seasons. The 22-year-old left-hander is 12-8 with a 2.75 ERA and a 1.173 WHIP. Smith finished last season pitching in Double-A with the Binghamton Mets where he was the Minor League organizational pitcher of the year.

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