Of course they did! The New York Mets made another trade last night with the announcement coming from Joel Sherman at 10:02pm. Somebody told them, “Hey, it’s a Thursday. Let’s wait until after the common folk has gone to sleep.”
They couldn’t have let the news leak a little earlier? Nope. Instead, blue lights all across Mets nation turned on, a few winks were missed, and REM was interrupted but not in the way the subject of “What’s the Frequency Kenneth?” was during his news broadcast.
The Mets acquired outfielder Tyler Naquin and Phillip Diehl from the Cincinnati Reds for Jose Acuna and Hector Rodriguez. It wasn’t splashy enough to crawl out of bed and piece together a news story. It could wait because our subconscious could do some of the work overnight.
Tyler Naquin is a lefty, right? Didn’t they just add a lefty with Daniel Vogelbach whose tenure with the Mets may quickly turn into a pinch hitter? Naquin must be replacing Travis Jankowski on the roster. There is no other explanation as to why this trade would make sense. He’d be a really good upgrade in that role. It’s just a shame he hits left-handed.