The New York Mets have acquired Keon Broxton and J.D. Davis is two trades from the Milwaukee Brewers and Houston Astros respectively. In both trades, the Mets gained players with high upside who fit their roster needs, and they didn’t have to give up highly regarded prospects.
Broxton is an athletic outfielder who could fit in nicely as either a fourth outfielder or a good platoon-style player with Brandon Nimmo. The Brewers didn’t use him much last season, but he put up solid numbers in 2017; He hit 20 HRs and stole 21 bases.
He also made this ridiculous play last year: https://twitter.com/snytv/status/1081658469982392320?s=21
Davis was a 3rd round pick of the Astros in 2014. He plays third base as well as both corner outfield positions. He’d be a great utility player or serve as insurance at a few positions. He also still has potential to become an everyday player and he’s only 25. He still has options so the Mets don’t need to have him on the Opening Day roster.
I like both of these moves for the Mets. BVW made a few big splashes and now he’s making solid under-the-radar trades.