With the recent news that Jerry Blevins would take a two-year deal from teams, who should the Mets look toward if they can’t ink a contract with their lefty specialist?
It seems as though Blevins might be back with the Mets for the 2017 season, but you cannot be too sure. Until the pen hits the paper, he is a free agent and everyone must be considered an option.
Even if Blevins does come back into the fold for New York, that shouldn’t be the final step to revamping their bullpen.
Some names that have come across the rumor mill are Sergio Romo of the Giants and ex-Met Joe Smith, who was acquired at the deadline last season and won a world series with the Cubs, though he did not make any postseason appearances.
Though we have already spoken in the past about Blevins and his impact on the bullpen, neither of these two names are lefties. The Mets will still need to fill that role if Blevins isn’t retained, but these are two names who could help the bullpen this coming season.