Needing Some Extra Magic, the Mets Trade for El Mago

Needing Some Extra Magic, the Mets Trade for El Mago

July 30, 2021

In Javier Baez, the Mets acquired a power-hitting infielder with a slick glove, speed to spare and a longstanding relationship with Francisco Lindor.

By Tyler Kepner

The Mets arrived at Friday’s trade deadline with an offense that averaged just 3.85 runs per game. Only two teams were worse: the Texas Rangers and the Pittsburgh Pirates, and both of them are in last place in their divisions.

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