Mets Reliever Target: Jeremy Jeffress
Similar to Greene, right-hander Jeremy Jeffress is hitting the free agent market after having a stellar season with the Chicago Cubs in 2020.
Jeffress has amassed quite a reputation for himself over an 11 year career and has been one of the top relievers in recent years. Over his time in the big leagues, Jeffress has 3.08 ERA over 414 appearances.
A key part of Jeffress’ game is his high 90’s fastball, his helped him to a very productive 2020 season as a member of the Cubs. After having an off-year in 2019, Jeffress signed a 1 year deal with Chicago and rebounded to his previous form.
During his one season with the Cubs, Jeffress made 22 appearances, thru which he recorded a 1.54 ERA over 23.1 innings, helping guide the club to a post-season berth.
At 32 years old, Jeffress is also unlikely to get offered a long term deal. However, with stuff like his consistency out of the pen, he would be a welcome addition to the Mets’ bullpen if they chose to pull the trigger on him.
Jeffress could be the missing piece to help alleviate the Mets’ bullpen woes and prevent them from overworking their top relievers, and for him, it could be a good landing spot and one more shot at a championship.
Sounds like a match made in heaven.