Mets started dismantling, traded David Robertson to Marlins for two teenage minor leaguers
Mets traded Robertson to Marlins, dismantling largest payroll team. Received two teenage minor leaguers.
Mets beat Nationals 2-1, 48-54 record. Seven games behind Phillies and Reds for NL wild-card spots.
Mets 48-54, 7 games behind Phillies and Reds for NL wild-card spots after beating Nationals 2-1.
The trade results in a savings of nearly $6.75 million for the Mets. The Marlins pay the $3,548,387 remaining of Robertson’s $10 million salary.
“We didn’t have visions of this at the start of the season,” Mets general manager Billy Eppler said.
The Marlins, with the seventh-lowest payroll in the majors at a little more than $91 million, are a half-game behind the Phillies and Reds after going 7-13 this month.
Robertson warmed up in the eighth inning of a tie game before a 97-minute rain delay gave Eppler and Marlins general manager Kim Ng time to complete the trade.
“That was unique,” Eppler said. “But the rain delay provided an opportunity for us to kind of get a final offer from Miami.”
Smith prioritizes performance, not extension. Dominant second season: franchise record 95 catches, 1,196 yards, 7 TDs.