When the Mets re-signed Jose Reyes last week, they had to make a move on the 40-man roster. The man to draw the short straw was Josh Smoker.
Someone had to go, but Josh wasn't high on that list for a lot of people....
There is simply no logic to DFA’ing Josh Smoker over Matt Reynolds. None. Zero.— Joe DeMayo (@PSLToFlushing) January 26, 2018
Unless the #Mets think TJ Rivera’s return is distant (which, given he had TJ surgery, is entirely possible), then to me, Matt Reynolds was the more logical player to DFA than Josh Smoker. Again, now they only have 1 lefty in the bullpen.— Michael Baron (@michaelgbaron) January 26, 2018
Reasons why DFAing Josh Smoker doesn't make sense— Michael Mayer (@mikemayerMMO) January 26, 2018
1 Leaves Mets with one lefty reliever on 40
2 Now have 11 infielders including extremely expendable Matt Reynolds
3 Smoker showed flashes of being useful reliever & was better down stretch.
4 Hard throwing lefties get claimed
We will miss your enthusiasm Josh. For what it’s worth, I think they made a big mistake. All the best to you for future success.— Kathy Bruni (@kathy_bruni) January 29, 2018
If Josh clears waivers, a reunion with the Mets could be on the horizon. The class act he is, Josh whipped up a message for the fans just in case this is it.
Thanks for being so cool with us over the last couple years, Josh. All the best!
To the fans.... pic.twitter.com/GGe8k94JAo— Josh Smoker (@Josh_Smoker) January 29, 2018