Mets trade Mark Canha to Brewers in exchange for Justin Jarvis
The Mets have traded OF Mark Canha to Milwaukee in exchange for RHP Justin Jarvis.
The selling New York Mets are at it again.
After already trading away David Robertson and Max Scherzer in the last few days, New York has made it’s next move as they’ve agreed to deal outfielder Mark Canha to the Brewers in exchange for right-handed pitcher Justin Jarvis, both teams announced on Monday night.
The Mets will pay the remainder of Canha’s salary for 2023, per the Athletic. Milwaukee will pay Canha’s $2 million buyout.
This move ends Canha’s short stint in Flushing after he signed a two-year deal with the club in the offseason prior to the 2022 season. In less than two seasons with the team, Canha hit .259/.359/.395 with 19 home runs, 39 doubles, 90 RBI, 99 runs scored and a .754 OPS in 229 games.
While he’s had a down season compared to last year, Canha still offers a quality ability to get on-base and brings an instant veteran presence to any clubhouse he enters. Despite posting his lowest OPS since the 2017, the veteran righty is still good for a 1.5 bWAR this season.
While the returns for Robertson and Scherzer netted a few highly touted prospects for the club, the Mets (predictably) did not get that type of return here for Canha.
Jarvis, 23, is the 30th ranked prospect in the Brewers system per MLB.com and was only recently promoted to Triple-A. In 17 starts between Double-A and Triple-A this season, the right-hander has posted a 4.33 ERA while striking out 10.5 batters per nine innings.
While this may not be the biggest blockbuster, this only continues to mass exodus and turnover of a Mets roster that vastly underperformed expectations this season. This isn’t the first trade they’ve made and it certainly won’t be the last.
As Jeff Passan wrote, there will be more deals…