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Mets should sign Matt Moore as another lefty option in bullpen

Matt Moore is a long-time veteran pitcher in the major leagues. Since his beginnings with the Tampa Bay Rays, the 34-year-old pitcher has struggled to find consistency year after year in his pitches, something he has managed to show since 2022.

Over the last two seasons Moore has managed to maintain an ERA below 2.60 with a WHIP below 1.20. His tool to achieve better results is his ability to induce weak contact from hits, especially through a change-up with which he has managed to maintain an SLG allowed below .250 in consecutive seasons.

A relevant aspect over the last year is that Moore has managed to regain better control and command of his pitches, reducing his percentage of walks by almost six percentage points compared to the 2022 season. This control and weak contact comes coupled with an ability to generate the swing chase of opposing hitters in the league that places him in the 98th percentile of MLB.

Moore, along with Brooks Raley, could be a duo of left-handed pitchers in the veteran bullpen that would help both in situations against left-handed power hitters and in high leverage situations. Additionally, due to his age and time in age, Moore would carry a short-term contract of one year or two, for a relatively low value, which would be a good deal for the current state of the team.