TRADE ALERT: New York Mets Acquire Javy Baez from The Chicago Cubs


The New York Mets had their name in the ring for many of the big names on the trade market this week, but had watched them all slip through their fingers... Until now. The Mets are completing a huge move with the Chicago Cubs, acquiring shortstop Javier Baez.

The Mets already have a shortstop of some note, Francisco Lindor. He'll be returning from injury in about a week or so, which will allow Javy Baez to move to second base, a position he's played plenty of in the big leagues. 

Baez is excited to be joining his fellow Puerto Rican countryman Lindor, and would have no problem sliding over to 2B to play next to him: "I would like to play with Francisco Lindor," Lindor said earlier this week. "I loved playing with him in the World (Baseball) Classic. It is the only option I would take to play second base if it is to play with him."

The Mets also receive starter Trevor Williams in the deal, sending their 1st round pick from last year's draft, 19-year-old pitcher Pete Crow-Armstrong to the Cubs in return. 

Baez leaves the Cubs with one final stirring moment from this week, one of the most electric walk-offs in memory:

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