Not gonna say that (a) I’ve tuned out of the Mets season entirely; or (b) that I don’t watch the Brewers all that much, but I forgot for a minute there that Neil Walker had even been traded. But yep, he was traded to Milwaukee a month ago today along with cash for a player to be named later.
Today that player was named: it’s righty minor leaguer Eric Hanhold.
Hanhold was a sixth-round pick in 2015. He posted a 3.94 ERA and 60/21 K/BB ratio over 64 innings with High-A Carolina this season. That makes [mashes hands on calculator] approximately 359 relievers the Mets have acquired in the past couple of months, in some seeming obsession of Sandy Alderson to answer the question, “what if they made the WHOLE PLANE baseball team out of relief pitchers?”
Anyway, Neil Walker has hit .268/.388/.465 in 23 games with the Brewers, who are still very much in the NL Central race.