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.