And then there were two...
What a ride it was Steven! I don't think I am exaggerating when I say Steven Matz's first start was one of the most exciting Mets regular season games ever. A local kid making good with 7 2/3 innings of 2 run ball to go along with a casual 3-for-3 day at the dish with 4 RBI steaks, all of which happened before the 2015 season went completely crazy. Oh yeah and his grandpa became a fucking meme in real time.
What followed was typical Mets mumbo jumbo with Steven Matz struggling enough to worry Mets fans while showing enough promise at a young age to give us hope and leave us in a weirdo fandom limbo before the entire roof collapsed in last year's weird ass coronaseason where he put up a 9.68 ERA. I may have given up hope on Matz a year or two earlier if he was a righty. But simply throwing the ball with your left hand earns you at least 5 years of leeway in my eyes simply because I am told it takes lefties more time to figure everything out. If we are in the trust tree here, I still think Ollie Perez can become a Cy Young candidate if he figures out how to breathe out of his eyelids correctly and pepper the strike zone.
So while this wasn't exactly a shocking trade, I'll definitely take three prospects from the Blue Jays for a guy that Mets fans wanted non-tendered this winter and hope it works out as good as the R.A. Dickey trade did. I have no clue how good Sean Reid-Foley, Josh Winckowski, or Yennsy Díaz are. I hope they are awesome and will settle for just one of them being okay in the Bigs. But the Mets needed to replenish their farm system of young arms since Brodie traded pretty much every single one of them away for defensive-minded centerfielders that couldn't hit their way out of a paper bag. There's also a chance this trade was made to clear a rotation spot and some money for Trevor Bauer, which is another blog or ten worth of discussion to have.
Good luck in Canada or wherever the fuck the Blue Jays are playing this season, Steven. I hope you figure everything out in your 30s, preferably not back in the NL East for the Braves or some shit.