As the New York Mets look to improve their roster this winter, there are some obvious items on their to-do list.
There are obvious decisions a baseball team should make and then there are these no-brainers the New York Mets have on their offseason agenda. I don’t need to tell you, loyal Mets fans, about how important it is for the club to check all of these items off their to-do list, do I?
This winter should be different from many of the ones from the recent past. Steve Cohen’s arrival should change how the team approaches free agency and trades. Excitement is in the air.
With this in mind, the Mets still have some obvious moves and decisions to make before Opening Day 2021 regarding the roster. Let’s review each to make sure they all get done.
Mets must sign a top free agent starting pitcher, should probably trade for another
I’m all in on in regards to the Mets loading up the starting rotation this winter. Give me every All-Star thrower you can get.
Starting pitching is what ultimately cost the Mets the 2020 season. Their lack of quality starters made it impossible for them to compete when Jacob deGrom or David Peterson was not on the mound. Things need to be different in 2021. Starting pitching needs to be a weapon again.
The Mets need to sign at least one of the top-flight starting pitchers available on the open market. In the opinion of most, this means Trevor Bauer or Marcus Stroman. Some stop at Bauer.
In addition to this, I think it’s pretty important the club trades for another. They have the bats to make it happen. Rather than do something like add Francisco Lindor to the roster via trade, use those assets to find a starting pitcher you wouldn’t otherwise have access to.
It’s a no-brainer. The Mets need all of the starting pitching help they can get.