Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is the busiest shopping day of the year, and pitcher Trevor Williams, a free agent, utilized it to promote himself. The righthander last made an appearance with the New York Mets in 2021, when he was acquired in a trade.
Williams’ alleged skill in the outfield and at the bat was even referenced in the advertisement. But since Major League Baseball adopted a universal DH last season, Williams no longer picks up a bat.
There will probably be buyers for the 30-year-old pitcher on the open market. He just had a good season in New York, where he pitched well for the Mets as a starter and reliever, putting up quality innings.
Williams concluded the previous season with a 3.21 ERA in 30 appearances, nine of which were starts. In addition, he earned a save and struck out 84 hitters. “Thanksgiving Day Free Agent Sale! Just now! Buy one Trevor Williams, the RHP, and receive one Trevor Williams, the LHH Corner Outfielder, for the price of one!” Williams penned.
Trevor Williams tweeted a unique Black Friday sales item
It’s improbable that he’ll play for the Mets again in 2023. The company, according to the New York Post, thinks Williams will join a squad where he can largely serve as the primary quarterback.
The Mets are also debating whether to re-sign Jacob deGrom, a free-agent pitcher and two-time Cy Young Award winner. Over the last two seasons, injuries have only allowed deGrom to make 26 starts, but he is still considered one of the league’s best pitchers.
Elieser Hernandez and Jeff Brigham, two pitchers who spent last season with the Miami Marlins, were chosen by the Mets in a trade.
Even with all the humor, a big league club will sign the 30-year-old this summer, but not for his bat—left-handed or otherwise. Williams had a 3-5 record with a 3.21 ERA in 30 appearances, nine of which were starts, with the Mets last season.
Williams was acquired by the Mets in a 2021 deal with the Chicago Cubs, although he is unlikely to play in New York in 2023. The Mets traded for Elieser Hernandez from the Marlins last week because they thought Williams would seek out chances to start games regularly, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post.
Williams had a 4.19 ERA and a 2-4 record in 2022 as a starter. Williams, meanwhile, had a record of 1-1 with a 2.47 ERA in 51.1 innings worked in 21 games as a reliever.