What you need to know about Mets’ return on Addison Reed | Scouting reports
DENVER — The Mets badly needed to restock their farm system with pitching and they accomplished that on Monday, sending Addison Reed to the Boston Red Sox in return for three minor league relievers in a non-waiver trade deadline deal.
The trade market has netted them five pitchers so far, as they traded first baseman Lucas Duda to the Tampa Bay Rays for Double-A right-hander Drew Smith on Thursday, and two minor leaguers for Marlins closer AJ Ramos on Friday night.
The Red Sox are sending three 22-year-old right-handers to the Mets in exchange for the part-time closer/part-time setup man, one of which could help out as soon as this season. Jamie Callahan, Stephen Nogosek and Gerson Bautista are three of Boston’s top-30 prospects, according to MLB pipeline.
It’s a solid return on a rental who likely would have been non-tendered at the end of the season, and a step in the right direction when it comes to developing more pitching.
All three players tend to be high-strikeout pitchers who can throw gas. However, all three also have a tendency to be a little wild.
Callahan was the Red Sox second-round pick in 2012 out of Dillon High School in Dillon, S.C., he got off to a hot start in…