3) Brent Suter
Free agent reliever Brent Suter was not a member of the Brewers last year, but did spend his first seven major league seasons with them dating back to 2016. He had time as a starter and reliever for them, eventually becoming an effective weapon out of the bullpen.
He continued his success last year with the Colorado Rockies which wasn’t easy. Suter had a 3.38 ERA out of the Rockies bullpen in 69.1 innings of work. For a guy without big strikeout numbers, this is impressive.
The Mets should be on the hunt for a legitimate lefty reliever to pair alongside Brooks Raley in the bullpen. It seems like every year they tend to have only one of those guys we can truly count on, if that.
It’s not so much how well Suter does against lefties or not that makes him worth exploring. Hitters from both sides of the plate are pretty evenly matched against him in his career. Valuing a lefty reliever is more so based on matchups versus hitters who struggle against them and not as much in looking at their own splits. Daniel Vogelbach might strike out from any right-handed person throwing with their left hand.
Suter, 34, will be a reasonably priced and short-term option for the Mets bullpen. Whether it’s one or two years they are willing to give him, he needs to be on the list of ex-Brewers the Mets pursue.