The Mets made another move today, sending Jason Vargas to the Phillies for veteran minor league catcher Austin Bossart. I had the chance to watch Bossart play for two seasons in the Coastal Plain League. At no point did I think he was an MLB prospect.
This was a salary dump. And it’s unfortunate because with how well Vargas has been pitching this year, there was the hope that he would bring back something with the promise of upside, at least. Or that they would keep him and pick up his option for 2020. You never feel great when Vargas is on the mound. But are you going to do jumping jacks for Walker Lockett?