The New York Mets and Milwaukee Brewers completed a trade that sent RHP Adrian Houser and OF Tyrone Taylor to the Mets in exchange for minor league pitching prospect, Coleman Crow. The Mets were always going to be involved in the pitching market, this trade gives them just that.
Houser, 30, has spent seven seasons in the major leagues, all with Milwaukee, and has compiled a 4.00 ERA over those seven years. Houser spent time on the IL last season with elbow and groin injuries. Although Houser's career has not been up to his standards, his avoidance of hard contact makes him a valuable asset to the Mets rotation.
Taylor, 29, is a contact first outfielder that has some pop in his bat. 2023 saw Taylor slash .234/.267/.446 with 10 home runs in 81 games. Taylor will join an outfield that is led by Starling Marte, Brandon Nimmo, and Jeff McNeil. He'll likely share time with DJ Stewart as the fourth outfielder.
Heading back to Milwaukee is 22 year old Coleman Crow. Crow, is a RHP who was drafted by Los Angeles (AL) in 2019. Although a small sample size, Crow was outstanding in his 24.0 innings pitched in 2023 with AA Rocket City, where he posted a 1.88 ERA. Taking a look at his 2022 season, Crow posted a 4.85 ERA in 128.0 innings pitched with AA Rocket City.
This trade comes at no shock considering the newly signed president of baseball operations, David Stearns. Stearns, 38, spent eight seasons in the Milwaukee Brewers front office. Having roles as general manager and president of baseball operations.