In the great words of the late great Robin Williams…
The Mets have reportedly acquired Addison Reed (2-2, 3 SV, 4.20 ERA) who is just 26 years old and is joining his 3rd organization in his young career (26 yrs old). Reed broke onto the scene as a 23 year old closer for the Chicago White Sox and remained their for 2 seasons before being dealt to the Diamondbacks where he was removed as closer last season due to a multitude of reasons. Reed is/was not your traditionally defined closer, in that he gives up runs, but he is young enough and has the stuff to be very successful and important for the Mets in the 7th inning, which has become a glaring hole in recent days.
The Mets brass has shown an increased willingness this season to plug holes and this is no exception. While they likely didn’tt overpay (reported two minor leaguers), they are acquiring a 26 year old with closing experience in two very offensive ballparks and whom is still under team control for another two seasons.
Since the All-Star break, Reed hasn’t allowed a homer since being optioned and returning in July and also has a 1.65 ERA in his 13 appearances since his return, spanning 16.1 innings pitched. While he may not be the prettiest acquisition, if you remember at the time, neither was Uribe and Johnson, or Clippard, with the numbers he had leaving Oakland.
Addison Reed not a big name but for what the Mets need might be just what the doctor ordered. My opinion of him: can set up but can’t close
— Rich Coutinho (@coutinho9) August 30, 2015