Throughout the trade deadline the Mets never seemed that interested in trading Blevins who they have a $7 million option on for the 2018 season.
Blevins, 33, has a 2.78 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 12.6 K/9 through 35.2 innings this year for the Mets.
Original Post – July 28
The Mets have a reasonable $7 million option on Blevins for the 2018 or have to pay a $1 million buyout.
Blevins, has a 3.16 ERA, 134 WHIP and has struck out 44 batters compared to 14 walks in only 31.2 innings this year. He’s made 48 appearances this year, tied for the eight most in baseball.
The veteran has shutdown lefties this season holding them to minuscule .173/.230/.185 slash line. However, righties have a whopping 1.101 OPS against him in 39 plate appearances.
Trading Blevins would hurt the Mets bullpen in 2018, something that has been a glaring weakness in 2017.