2) Signing Corbin Burnes would make the Mets' rotation one of the best in the league
The main area for improvement now and in the future in the Mets organization is pitching, especially at the top of the rotation. Kodai Senga is projected to be the ace of the rotation for the next few seasons, leaving the team with no other reliable option that can command the starting pitching staff.
Corbin Burnes has been a top 5 MLB starting pitcher for the past few seasons. He is an elite pitcher in control, and command, inducing swing and miss and generating little contact with strength.
Burnes' arsenal is commanded by arguably one of the best cutters in the league who induces weak contact and a career batting average below .215. In the same way, a curve, a changeup, a sinker, and a slider complete his set of pitches, all with a high spin rate.
After completing the 2024 season, Burnes would be a free agent at the age of 30. It is an assurance that Burnes and Soto will command the largest sums and contracts in that free agency each as a top option as a pitcher and position player.
Burnes would enter the Mets' rotation as the number one option on their staff, consolidating a one-two with Senga that could be top of the league. The Mets would need to offer a lucrative and possibly lengthy contract to Burnes that would carry about 7 or 8 years of entry.