The New York Mets with Steve Cohen’s unlimited money need to make a move in the starting rotation this offseason.
It was a conscious decision to not match the Angels’ bid for Syndergaard, so one may be led to believe the Mets have a plan to fix their staff.
As of today, deGrom, Carrasco, Walker, Peterson, and Megill make up a mediocre rotation. Steve Cohen does not want the Mets to be mediocre. He has to step up and open the bank account to improve the staff in Queens.
Here are a few candidates for the Mets to hunt this offseason.
It’s highly doubtful that Scherzer heads to a division rival of the Nationals, but the Mets might have the funds to lure in the veteran right hander.
Scherzer is likely searching for a short term deal with a contending team. Although the Mets did not contend last season, it feels as if they are being perceived around the league as a contender because of their bank account.
I would call Scherzer unlikely, but worth a call.
Gausman had a great year with the surprise San Francisco Giants, and would slot in beautifully right behind deGrom.
You have to think that the Mets make some sort of run at Gausman for a number of reasons. Gausman accepted the qualifying offer last season, which means whomever signs him will not lose a draft pick.
Gausman’s price tag may be a little too much for most teams, as he is looking for a multi-year, big number contract.
Kevin Gausman is the type of player that Steve Cohen needs to flex his muscles and lure to Queens.
Even though the Mets have a ton of money, it is still worth taking a look at some undervalued guys. Gray has the stuff to be a good starting pitcher, and taking him away from Coors Field could help him improve next season.
You don’t rebuild your rotation with Jon Gray, but he could add the necessary depth that was not present last season for the Mets.
I can’t see the Mets bringing in Gray, because they tend to hunt for bigger names under Cohen, but he could pay off in a big way for whoever brings him in.
Personally, I think Glasnow should be the Mets’ number 1 target this offseason. As seen with the Blake Snell trade last season, the Tampa Bay Rays look to offload money in any instance.
Glasnow is due an uptick in salary next season and could end up in a new uniform.
The Mets have the prospect pool to make this trade, and the Glasnow surgery last season makes his price an all-time low.
Glasnow can flourish right behind deGrom and create a one-two punch to dominate baseball.
The Mets need to make a move and Glasnow checks a lot of those boxes.