Mets Next Offseason Moves for 2021

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Just recently, the New York Mets signed catcher James McCann. What will comprise the Mets next offseason moves? They should think about getting a super bullpen.

In the modern era of baseball, nothing is more important than having a dominant bullpen. This is what the New York Mets are trying to accomplish. The age of losing the close game will be no more for the Mets as long as they get their bullpen rolling.

Mets Next Offseason Moves : Brad Hand

The first pitcher the New York Mets should consider getting is Brad Hand. He has been an amazing lockdown closer for the Cleveland Indians the last few seasons. Last season he had an ERA of 2.05, in 2019 he had a 3.30 ERA, and in 2018 had a 2.28 ERA. He is a dependable pitcher with 16 saves last season, 34 saves in 2019, and 8 saves in 2018. The Mets don’t have many left-handers so he should be a huge catch.

Mets Next Offseason Moves : Liam Hendricks

Liam Hendricks has been the Oakland Athletics closer. Last season he had an ERA of 1.78 and in 2019 he had a 1.80 ERA. He saved 14 games last season and had 25 saves in 2019. He is hitting his prime at age 32.

Why have two closers? In this age of baseball, closers are getting used more and more. The Mets can swing back and forth between them without getting them fatigued. Plus, they can be used situationally due to one being a lefty and one a righty. There is a huge importance to stack that bullpen.

Mets Next Offseason Moves : Alex Colome

Alex Colome is a setup pitcher for the Chicago White Sox. Last season he had an ERA of 0.81, had a 2-0 record and had 16 strikeouts in 22.1 innings pitched. He also recorded 138 saves for the Tampa Bay Rays from 2013 to 2018.

Alex Colome has proven to be durable throughout most of his career. He should fit in perfectly as a setup man. He will also not cost as much as Brad Hand or Liam Hendricks.

Mets Next Offseason Moves : Jake Odorizzi

Jake Odorizzi was hurt most of last season so he should be cheap for a one-year, make-good contract. In 2019 Odorizzi was an All-Star with an ERA of 3.51 and collected 15 wins in 159 innings pitched with the Minnesota Twins. He had 164 innings pitched in 2018 and an ERA of 3.49. The innings pitched prove his durability.

The New York Mets need a starter that can eat up innings. They need a pitcher like him to be in the back end of the pitching rotation where they have been lacking.

Mets Next Offseason Moves : George Springer

George Springer should be the next player the Mets should look into signing. The Mets are in need of center field help, and he should fit right in with the huge splash concept the organization is playing.

George Springer has been a prominent lead-off hitter for most of his career. The most recent stint is with the Houston Astros. He hits great for average, but he has quite a bit of power in the lead-off position in the lineup as well. Last season he had 14 home runs in 51 games and had a batting average of .265. In his 2019 All-Star season, he had 39 home runs and had a batting average of .292 in 122 games.

Mets Next Offseason Moves : Trevor Bauer

Trevor Bauer was the Cy Young award winner last season. He is the main catch for plenty of teams this offseason. It would be great if the Mets can get him, but it looks like the Los Angeles Angels have the upper hand at the moment. His price tag could also be too much with everyone else the Mets need to sign. Things can change, but it’s more important to get that bullpen going before other teams catch on to the importance.

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