Rich Hill Acquired By The Mets After Deal Included 2 Others

Rich Hill
Rich Hill

Rich Hill traveled from Tampa Bay to the New York team last Friday. The NY Mets had to let go of Tommy Hunter along with Matt Dyer back to Tampa Bay to make this trade complete. 

This was the next trade for the Tampa Bays after Nelson Cruz moved from the Twins.

How Rich Hill Has Fared In The Major League

Rich Hill is currently 41 and boasts an ERA of 3.87. He had 19 starts last season and was going to start in the next game against the team from Cleveland. He has pitched for 95⅓ innings and will now be playing for this 11th team in his entire career. 

The Manager of the Mets, Luis Rojas has stated that Rich Hill was a perfect fit for their team and that he was going to be their starting pitcher for the upcoming season.

The Mets are currently at the top of the League and miss both their pitchers through an injury. David Peterson and Jacob deGrom are both injured and will miss the upcoming games. The Mets started their day with 4 leads over Atlanta and Philadelphia even though their team was quite bashed up.  

Carlos Carrasco has not pitched in the big league this year but has allowed 3 homers in his innings. Noah is also having his rehabilitation stopped due to a sore elbow. The team has used 15 pitchers in the current season which was the highest in the Major league this year. The Marlins also boasts of the same statistic of using the highest number of different pitchers.

Erik Neander, The GM of Rays, talked about the trading of Rich Hill. He explained that everything was number-based and that they had to give some space to Luis Patino as well as Chris Archer. Chris signed a contract for an additional year while he was recovering from his right arm tightness.