NY Mets could use these four under the radar relief pitchers
Mets Reliever Target: David Robertson
This one may be the biggest wildcard of all, but it may be a gamble the Mets should seriously consider pursuing.
Once upon a time, David Robertson was one of the top relief pitchers in the MLB, and while some time has passed since then, there is still a chance Robertson still has something left in the tank, and it may behoove the Mets to give him a shot.
Since debuting in 2008, Robertson was one of the most consistent relief pitchers in the league, primarily as a member of the New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox. Over 12 years in the MLB, Robertson has pitched in 661 games to the tune of a 2.90 ERA. Not too shabby.
He signed a 2 year deal with an option with the Philadelphia Phillies prior to the 2019 season, however, shortly after that is when things went off the rails for the former All-Star.
Robertson sustained an elbow injury in mid-April of that year, which required Tommy John Surgery, ending his season after pitching in only 7 games. The following year in 2020, Robertson sustained a setback during his rehab in August, forcing him to miss the rest of that season as well.
The Phillies bought out his option following the 2020 season, making Robertson a free agent once again. While he has missed close to two seasons recovering from Tommy John Surgery, if Robertson is looking to make a comeback, I think the Mets should give him the chance.
After missing all this time and coming off an injury, Robertson would likely be signed for relatively cheap, and when he was healthy, he was one of the most productive relievers in the game.
If he is half the pitcher he was prior to his injury, signing him would be a steal for the Mets, and just like signing any of the other mentioned free agents, would certainly help to rectify their bullpen, which has the team’s biggest issue the past few years.
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