The Mets and Angels are discussing trade scenarios centered around veteran righty Joe Smith, according to Marc Carig of Newsday (Twitter links). While Halos closer Huston Street is also in play, it doesn’t appear as if he’s drawing much interest from New York.
Smith, 32, is in the final season of his three-year pact with Los Angeles. He hasn’t pitched to his lofty former standards over the last two years, struggling especially early in 2016. On the season, he’s carrying a 3.96 ERA with just 5.9 K/9 against 3.2 BB/9 — well off his usual numbers. He also missed time with a hamstring injury.
The results have turned up of late, though, as Smith has run off seven straight scoreless appearances. Rather remarkably, he hasn’t registered a strikeout in any of the last six — or issued a free pass. Smith is, instead, generating a ton of groundballs, driving his season rate up to 54.5% with his typical sinker/slider mix.
New York has long been said to be looking for pen reinforcements, and Smith would fit the bill given his track record and history of pitching in high-leverage innings. Though he has only been used in a closing role in spot duty, Smith has long featured as a regular eighth-inning setup man.
With the market the way it is maybe Dominic Smith or Nimmo + a lottery ticket arm?
Not going to happen. I would trade Bastardo straight up only if that was an option.
I would trade Bastardo straight up if that was an option.
if they could get Nimmo that would be a major win.
Doubtful IMO but the market has been crazy.
Dom AND Nimmo for 2 months of Joe Smith!?!? LOOL the market is crazy but not THAT crazy.
he said Dom or nimmo… which is still unlikely
Learn to read. Or is totally different than and. Still Smith for either is really unlikely
I don’t see Nimmo going to the Angels… The Angels are so desperate to get whatever they can get for their “soon to be free agents” that I will bet you they will settle for whatever they can get ….
Pick up Cam Bedrosian if you are in. Fantasy league
Another reason Sandy needs to go… A reliever will not help when your offense get 4 hits and scores 1 run a game…. We need a bat or two…
You’ve got a starting staff that gave up 2 runs in their last 14 IP, what do we have to show for it, 2 losses because we are 2 for 23 with RISP… Maybe Terry needs to go too because he has NEVER been a manager that can manufacture runs…
While I’m on it, just cut Bastardo because he absolutely is horrible. He gave up more in 1 inning that deGrom and Matz did in 2 games(14IP)…
Maybe Gabriel Ynoa for Smith?
I think that’s the kind of player we can realistically expect for Smith. Low ceiling, high floor upper level minors pitcher who has a chance to contribute to the major league rotation next year. It’s going to be a need in 2017.
I would do a b level prospect and ynoa
J Smith and G Soto for Dom Smith???
Still think Dom smith would be to much for both, if they trade smith it should be for Lucroy. I think Ynoa is more realistic, and maybe nimmo because the mets have more outfielders then they know what to do with right now.
id be happy if Angels can pick up one or two low level lottery picks honestly… idk though maybe his recent success can get us a better deal
Smith for Nimmo or Lindsey is a possibility. The other options out there would cost more for the Mets than Smith so it all depends if Mets are willing to spend more to get an arm or spend Nimmo or Lindsey to get Smith.