Just not with the Mets. The veteran LHP opted to go back to Milwaukee where he’s enjoyed a small stretch of success, late last year. Here’s some in-depth statistics that likely aided the decision making of Brodie Van Wagenen…
2018 Gio 4.44 xFIP
7.79 k/9, 4.21 bb/9
2018 Vargas 4.42 xFIP
8.22 k/9 2.93 bb/9
Fans must also take into account that Gio Gonzalez is the one who decides where he wants to spend his next 6 months, so while the Mets didn’t acquire the lefty, I’d bet that they made a similar offer.