Blevins, who was acquired from the Washington Nationals for outfielder Matt den Dekker at the end of spring training, was expected to be the Mets' LOOGY going into the season, holding left-handed hitters to a career .206/.257/.322. However, Blevins suffered a fracture of the distal radius in his left arm after being hit by a batted ball on April 19 and was subsequently placed on the 15-day disabled list.
Until getting injured, Blevins was dominating out of the bullpen, allowing no baserunners and striking out four in five innings pitched. The Mets have been hard-pressed to find a suitable replacement for him since then.
Following the trade, Blevins made an immediate impact with Mets fans, one that will go down in infamy for years to come.