A lot of times, it's not common for team to trade from within the division. However, the Mets and Nats have gone ahead and done so.
After what's been a disappointing career for former second-round pick Matt Reynolds, he's got the chance to start over with a clean slate.
On Monday, the New York Mets
Reynolds surprisingly was brought up for the Mets during their postseason run in 2015, but was officially promoted to the majors in May of 2016. Since then, the production has been less than what the Mets have hoped for.
Reynolds served as a utility player last season and appeared in 130 games. In that span, he batted just .230 with one home run and 5 RBI. To say the least, it was a disappointing season for the 27 year old and he was eventually designated for assignment.
As the Mets look to bounce back from a horribly disappointing 70-92 season, they'll do so without Reynolds on the roster.
From the bottom of the NL East to the top, Reynolds now joins a Nationals team who are once again competing for a World Series title this season. If he can get the bat going, Reynolds could prove to be important depth through a grueling 162-game season.
The #Mets have traded Matt Reynolds to the Nationals for cash.— Rich MacLeod (@richmacleod) February 13, 2018
He’ll become the NL batting champion in give-or-take two years.
Knowing the Mets' luck, this will probably be another Justin Turner situation.