FLUSHING, N.Y., July 29, 2019 – The New York Mets today announced that the club has acquired minor league catcher Austin Bossart from Philadelphia in exchange for LHP Jason Vargas and cash considerations.

Bossart, 26, has hit .261 with 39 doubles, 18 homers and 112 RBI over five minor league seasons in the Phillies system. The 6-2, 210-pounder was selected in the 14th-round of the 2015 First-Year Player Draft from the University of Pennsylvania.

In 63 games this season with Reading (AA) of the Eastern League, Bossart has seven doubles, seven homers and 28 RBI.

During his minor league career, Bossart has thrown out 115 of 316 (36.4 percent) of base runners.

Vargas, 36, was 6-5 with a 4.01 ERA in 19 games, 18 starts for New York this year.


Viper said...

Mack, what did I tell you about the Agent of Doom and his trading skills?
We got a 26, twenty six, TWENTY SIX year playing at AA level hitting 195 with no power.

Can't wait to see what garbage they get for Wheeler.

Please tell how the Mets compete next year if they trade Syndergaard, Wheeler and Diaz.

Then someone, anyone tell me the logic of building a win now team to break it up before the year is up.

Then someone tell me why extend deGrom if you were not interested in building and keeping a good team together?

Hey Brodie, trade deGrom to the Yankees for Frazier and Lagar...I mean Florial so that I can finally stop being a Mets fan and go over to the dark side.

Mack Ade said...

My guess is he had a hard on for Vargas after he called out that reporter.

(if he bea the shit out of Martino he might have gotten a medal).
Other than that this dump is a dump

John From Albany said...

At least when Sandy dumped players in 2017 he brought back players that, while not highly acclaimed prospects, fit a need, the bullpen. The hope was that maybe one would stick. They at least needed to bring back an outfielder with speed, even if they were not a prospect.

John From Albany said...

Bossart is in the lineup for Binghamton tonight and Ali Sanchez was called up to Syracuse