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.