Javy Baez is on his way to the Mets, pending a physical. Baez will be set to join the Orange and Blue and will be slated to play shortstop until the return of his friend Francisco Lindor.
Mets middle infield gonna be one of the most entertaining to watch pic.twitter.com/JuBu6SUv5l— T. (@teagiselle) July 30, 2021
The Cubs will receive highly touted centerfield prospect PCA (Pete Crow-Armstrong) in the deal while the Mets will also acquire RHP Trevor Williams. For the Mets to just part with one prospect from the their top 10 is pretty amazing, considering the talent heading back to New York.
Baez, currently owns a slash line of .292/.303/.484/.775 on the 2021 campaign with 22 Home runs and 65 RBI’s to go alongside 13 stolen bases.
Luis Rojas on Javier Baez: "I'm a huge fan of what he dose as an offensive player, as a defensive player, as a baserunner, everything that he does on the field. He's a very exciting player."— Tim Healey (@timbhealey) July 30, 2021
Rojas will now have another big bat for the top/middle of this lineup with a well-enough glove to cover either second or third, after covering for Francisco Lindor at shortstop.