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Why the New York Mets should steer clear of a Josh Hader trade

Josh Hader is one of the best closers in baseball and he’ll come cheap, salary-wise. Hader is only set to make about $4.6 million in 2020. That should fit into the New York Mets‘ tight budget.

From a salary and talent standpoint, it would be hard to find a better player for the Mets than Hader. Unfortunately, salary and talent aren’t the only considerations.

Hader has a history of character issues that have colored his career. He would also cost a significant amount in major league players and prospects.

The cost to trade for him and the circus his issues could bring severely outweigh the much-needed talent and salary relief.