It feels like every year the Mets bullpen is one of the team’s biggest worries to begin the year. In 2019, the two big acquisitions to the pen were Edwin Diaz and Jeurys Familia, but unfortunately, neither of them performed close to the same level as they did the previous season.
Despite their struggles, the Mets did find consistency from other players however, such as Seth Lugo and Justin Wilson, who were the ones charged with finishing games for New York as a part of their late-season run.
Those two can’t be expected to do it alone for the entire season however, and the Mets are going to need their other pitchers to carry the workload as well.
This means banking on Diaz and Familia to rebound, as well as free agent signee Dellin Betances, who missed all but one game last season recovering from multiple injuries with the Yankees.
While those three all have talent and have each been very well-regarded pitchers the majority of their major league careers, there’s no guarantee that they all regain their former form and consistency, and if they don’t, if the Mets hope to make a playoff run, this will be a position they will need to upgrade come the trade deadline.