Mets Sign 1B/OF Matt Adams

The Mets have made another acquisition, signing Matt Adams to a minor league deal.

Adams is no stranger to the NL East. He’s played for the Braves and Nationals, but spent most of his career with the St. Louis Cardinals.

He has a career slash line of 273/.325/.491 against righties so he could be a platoon option. However, if he is seeing time in the majors in 2020, that means things have gone wrong for the Mets.

It could mean something else. There’s a possibility that Dominic Smith could be on the move after the signing of Adams, but we haven’t heard of any possible deals.

Adams is good defensively at first base, and a liability in the outfield. He is 31 and still has lots of pop in his bat.

The first baseman is coming off a rough 2019 campaign in which he posted a 226/.276/.465 slash line for the Nationals.

I guess this is a good depth signing. But this deal would have made a lot more sense before the 2018 season, a year in which the Mets gave everyday at bats to Adrian Gonzalez.