Marcus Stroman is now in New York Mets after a trade that shocked many people. Mets manager Mickey Callaway had hinted that they might acquire a player. When asked by reporters if Mets had any chance to get out of their disappointing 2019 season. He said that they can get out of every situation and get on a run. This was an indication that Van Wagenen the rookie GM, was intending to get into a trade.
Mets traded two young pitchers Anthony Kay and Simeon Woods for Stroman. This was an indication that Mets believe they can play for at least one game in October. Whether Mets are deluding themselves or not, they remain to be seen. Mets front office last week had hinted that they would be sellers, then acquire Stroman in the hopes that they will change their game.
Mets now hope is to compete in the World Series after sweeping Pirates in the NL Central with a 46-59 record. They are also fourth in the NL West.
Anthony Kay was drafted out of Ward Melville High School on Long Island. He was the 29th round of 2013. Kay is a good pitcher but struggled this year when he was promoted to Triple-A Syracuse.
Woods is a 2018 second pick, and he has much-untapped potential. He was a sixth rated prospect in their system. However, the Mets made their decision to sacrifice the future for the present.
Van Wagenen sacrificed Jarred Kelenic in December for 2018 first-round pick pitcher Justin Dunn a first-round pick in 2016. The trade was meant to make Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz to shine. However, it didn’t work. Let’s wait and see whether Stroman deal will work.
It is not altogether impossible; miracles happen in baseball, the 1969 and 1973 are Mets’ Classic examples.