Mets: Why Trevor Bauer is the most essential free agent to sign
By Tim Boyle
Trevor Bauer is the most important free agent the New York Mets can sign this offseason.
Trevor Bauer remains one of the primary targets for the New York Mets this offseason. The top-rated pitcher and defending NL Cy Young winner, he’d look perfect in orange and blue next season and a few more thereafter.
Steve Cohen’s presence as the owner of the Mets makes it very possible that the team could do something amazing this winter such as sign the best free agent available. Rumors, rumblings, and speculation has been present throughout the offseason. It will only grow more as each day passes and Bauer remains unsigned.
The more I think about Bauer sitting out there sans job in 2021, the more I realize the Mets absolutely must take advantage. It’s essential the club does whatever they can to put Bauer in a Mets’ uniform for these three reasons and more.
Good starting pitching is very hard to find
Tell that to every general manager out there. You won’t find too many disagreeing.
We got the best example of this last year. The Mets went into the season thinking they had one of the deepest rotations in baseball. Some minor issues followed by some more major ones and suddenly they had a starting staff of Jacob deGrom and anyone else they could find for the night.
Starting pitching wasn’t a strength for the 2020 Mets. In fact, it was possibly their greatest weakness.
This needs to be corrected in 2021. Because good starting pitching is so hard to find, when you do discover it, you’re not doing your job if you let it walk away.
The Mets have the money right now. They have a good team they can plug around Bauer. Their owner actually wants to win more than anything else. All signs point toward making a deal with Bauer. We found him. Now let’s find him a pen.