The Mets have designated outfielder Keon Broxton for assignment, Tim Healey of Newsday reports on Twitter. That opens the door for Carlos Gomez to join the club’s MLB roster for the first time since his debut season with the club way back in 2007.
Gomez’s ascension was reported previously, so it comes as no surprise. Of course, something came up the last time we thought it was inevitable we’d again see him in a Mets uniform. (He instead landed with the Astros; it’s fascinating to consider the alternate universe.)
In other moves, also largely anticipated in advance, the Mets recalled righty Paul Sewald and placed outfielder Michael Conforto on the 7-day concussion injured list. Conforto’s injury is a concerning one for the team; it’s still not clear what kind of absence is anticipated.
Broxton came over from the Brewers in the offseason after failing to fill the center field opening created by Gomez’s departure. The defensively proficient 29-year-old seemed to be somewhat redundant with Juan Lagares already on hand, but the Mets evidently thought his upside was worth a chance.
Things just haven’t worked out at all for Broxton. He saw limited action in New York and struggled badly when he did get in the lineup. In 53 plate appearances this season, he carries a .143/.208/.163 batting line with 22 strikeouts. Though it’s still possible he’ll be snagged on the waiver wire, his appeal is limited by the fact that he is out of options.
Has any of Brodie’s moves worked out? Should have hired Bloom
JD Davis looks like a pretty good move.
The prospects the Mets gave up for Davis have done next to nothing in the minors thus far. Glad to see JD Davis doing well w the Mets.
Sadly, Davis may get sent down when Lowrie returns.
Frazier will be DFA’d before JD
Diaz, putting Alonso on opening day roster, degrom extension was a good call. JD Davis was a good acquisition.
degrom has yet to play into his extension years yet so not sure how thats a good call yet
The extension was a good call regardless of how it plays. Can’t only make judgements based on retrospect
Degrom is the real deal. No doubting that.
the Giants should have also, and Baltimore but they also passed on Bloom for a reason
First true failure of the BVW era. Better hope and pray those prospects they gave up turn out to be nothing
And a move that never really made sense to me given the fact that they have a very similar player in Lagares.
It was an imperfect move but there was a need there. One, you had a lefty heavy OF with McNeil, Nimmo, and Conforto, so you wanted some extra RH ability off the bench. Two, you also wanted some good speed and defense off the bench. Three, he’s cost effective with lots of years of control and with Lagares gone after this year he could become the primary fourth OF. Lastly, the pieces given up weren’t too costly. The biggest piece was Bobby Wahl who didn’t do much to impress after being acquired in the Familia trade.
Tendering Travis d’Arnaud was dumb too
True, but the same could be said for every other teams trades as well lol.
Giants hop on this
Why? He can’t hit.
Minors League Contract,no Risk,bring it on!
He will probably end up a giant if he doesn’t accept the assignment
Why? He can’t hit.
and that makes him becoming a Giant less likely why?
Why would a team that is struggling offensively want a player that can’t hit?
He would fit in perfect with the rest of the outfield.
Because he can’t hit.
Exactly. He’ll fit right in.
He’d be a good fit in Richmond.
Please, no for the Tigers…we already have Jacoby.
I wonder if Broxton would put up a higher WAR as a full time starter with 450+ PA’s or used exclusively as a defensive replacement and came in at the 7th in games his team was up 2 or more runs and the 80-100 PA’s with that role?
I didn’t realize Broxton is already 29. He may end up being a late bloomer, but he needs to work with someone on his offensive game before he’ll even sniff the Majors again. Maybe a couple years in Japan or Korea is in order.
This guy would hit at least 50 bombs in Japan.
I agree with that. Didn’t Eric Thames play overseas where they throw noting but breaking pitches. It made him more patient and a better hitter when returning to the MLB
Giants say no thanks.
Giants will say yes to a damp rag in the outfield over what they have
How is Broxton better than Belt, Pillar, Duggar, or Williamson?
How is he worse? Pillar has some flashy moves with the leather but is below the Mendoza line with the lumber. The others are either too streaky or too injured.
Pillar BA is 90 points higher then Broxton, as are all the Giants OFs.
Here come the Giants
The weather is nice in San Jose this time of year. Or, did you mean Yomiuri?
Mets used Broxton wrong. This guy is not a hitter and will never be a hitter. He is someone that should only be on the roster to pinch run in a tie game and steal a bag, then tossed into center. Other than his speed and defense, he is an 0-4 with 3 Ks waiting to happen if he is used on a regular basis. One of the best defensive outfielders ive seen in a while. He single handily saved many games for the Brewers with his defense. Only reason we dumped him is because he was out of options Again, the Mets used him wrong. Watch him get picked up by the Rays and become an all-star lol. He can be very valuable to a team down the stretch and into the postseason. He will get picked up if he declines his assignment in a heartbeat
Since when do pinch runners and 7th inning defensive replacements make the AllStar team?
Clearly the NY public schools failed to teach reading comprehension or you were busy licking windows to pay attention. He said “watch him get picked up and become an all star”. He also added the lol after, clearly implying it was a joke.
Not sure what you mean. The Mets did not use him on a regular basis, which was actually one of his complaints immediately before they DFA’d him. They used him sparingly, and he failed (to even make contact) what seemed like almost 100 percent of the time at bat, and his legendary defense failed the Mets on at least two plays that were exactly the types of plays he was supposedly here for. The only mistake the Mets made was getting him in the first place, because no team can afford to carry Broxton, Lagares, Nido and Frazier (and then Hechavarria, too!) as their bench and expect to be any good.
He’s a tailor-made reclamation project for the White Sox, who lack organizational outfield depth, especially at CF. They also aren’t going anywhere, so they don’t have much to lose by seeing if he can stick.
It is disappointing to see him struggle so much, he has shown flashes of being a good player, but could not put it together. I agree. WhiteSox, Rays, Royals would be a nice fit
Well that or the Brewers can resign him to a minor league contract for insurance in case of injury.
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The Sox have a guy like that in Adam Engel already and Luis Robert is destroying the minors and is one year away from taking over CF.
I think we have seen the last of Adam Engel, as he isn’t hitting in AAA, and never even gave a reason to think he can hit ML pitching.
Broxton has at least demonstrated in the past he can generate enough power and speed to make him a plausible 4th outfielder.
It’s amazing how a bench player with very, very limited output draws an article of his own like this. He should’ve been grouped with 5 or 6 other players in a quick blurb.
Thanks for kelenic!
I really don’t love the prospect of hiring an agent to be a GM.
BVW is an absolute DISGRACE as an MLB GM