2. Signing starting pitcher Jordan Montgomery in free agency
Yes, Jordan Montgomery is no Yamamoto, but with the Mets pitching rotation in need of fixing, the Mets might have no choice but to sign the lefty. Right now, the Mets rotation if the season would start today, the rotation would consist of in no particular order Kodai Senga, Luis Severino, Tylor Megill and newcomer Adrian Houser who was acquired from the Brewers this past week. This rotation does not seem sustainable.
We all know already how good Senga can be as he pitched phenomenally in his rookie season and Houser can for sure be a reliable option as in 2023 when he pitched to a 4.12 ERA in 23 games. But for Severino and Megill, there are questions about those two. While Severino has proven to be ace, especially in 2017 and 2018 going 14-6 in 2017 and 2018 going 19-8. But injuries and inconsistencies have troubled Severino as he had a whopping ERA in 2023 of 6.75 plus Tommy John surgery in 2020 which caused him to miss all of that season and most of 2021. Severino also in 2022 was placed on the 60-Day injured list with a low-grade lat strain.
And Megill has a problem with consistency as well with his best ERA only being at 4.52 in 2021. That's not terrible but that can't be something New York can rely on. The Mets also have lefty David Peterson but they're also questions about his consistency as well with his ERA being as high as 8.08 in mid-May of last season. So, it is safe to say that starting pitching is a problem so adding a guy like Montgomery would be a huge boost for the Mets rotation.