It has been a very quiet offseason for the New York Mets so far with the start of Spring Training on the rise. Unlike the past few offseason's, where the Mets led by owner Steve Cohen went out and spent a lot of money on players like Kodai Senga, Max Scherzer, and Starling Marte and signing Francisco Lindor to a long-term deal after trading for him, the Mets have not had many flashy offseason signings like they've had over the last two years.
Yes, they did add starting pitchers Luis Severino, Adrian Houser and Sean Manaea to add depth to their rotation and made moves to add more depth to their outfield by trading for Tyrone Taylor and signing Harrison Bader on a one-year deal, that has been it. But the Mets have more holes to fix on their team if they want to compete in the ultra-competitive NL East with the bullpen being one issue that the Mets now must address. With All-Star closer Edwin Diaz now back, that's still not going to be enough so if they want to add more depth to that bullpen, these three arms may just do the trick come the 2024 Regular Season. Even if the Mets sign these arms to short-term deals.
1. Signing lefty reliever Wandy Peralta
This would be a great signing and a total steal if the Mets can lure lefty Wandy Peralta away from the Yankees and come play for their crosstown rivals. The Mets bullpen being thinned as it already is, is in desperate need of some more depth and if they can sign Peralta even if it's just for one year, it can take a lot of load off closer, Diaz.
In 2023, Peralta had a very strong season for the Yankees as in 63 games pitched had a 2.83 in 54 innings with 51 strikeouts. Peralta also had four saves in the 54 innings he pitched so he can also be a reliable option for the Mets in the late innings if Diaza or some other late inning reliever can't go. Peralta is reportedly already connected as a possible option for the Mets out of the bullpen and if they do end up signing him even if its just on a one-year deal, the Mets bullpen will look a lot better.