The New York Mets and the Milwaukee Brewers struck a deal on Saturday that will send reliever Bobby Wahl, pitching prospect Adam Hill, and infield prospect Felix Valerio to Milwaukee with the Mets receiving outfielder Keon Broxton in return.
Broxton has spent four years playing for the Brewers and the Pittsburgh Pirates and is an incredible defensive outfielder with 11 Defensive Runs Saved last year, but he has struggled with the bat recently hitting a dismal .179/.281/.410 with four home runs, five stolen bases (in six chances) and a .691 OPS through 89 plate appearances and 51 games.
The Mets are likely to use Broxton as a backup to center fielder Juan Lagares when the 2019 season rolls around if the Mets do not make another trade for an outfielder which looking at the Mets offseason thus far, is unlikely. The Mets have had a solid offseason so far and have vastly altered their roster with a string of trades for studs such as Robinson Cano, Edwin Diaz, and Wilson Ramos. The Mets continue to control the offseason while the Brewers acquire some solid prospects. This may not have been New York’s best, but it adds depth to an organization that desperately needs it.