4 changes every Mets fan should want to see
3) NY Mets move every fan should want to see: Trade for a reliable starting pitcher
The rotation of the Mets has been the biggest headache for this team in 2023. The injuries and discomfort of Justin Verlander and Max Scherzer, the lack of adaptation of Kodai Senga, the inconsistency of Carlos Carrasco, and the impossibility of José Quintana to power seeing action this season have put the team in a difficult situation.
The Mets gambled on risk for reward which has resulted in the need to create strategies early in the season that have not produced the desired results. David Peterson has not been able to be efficient on the mound, and Tylor Megill has had his lights but has not been able to throw deep in games. The rest of the occasional spots in the rotation have been filled by unreliable pitching.
This forces Billy Eppler and the front office to look for solutions in the trade market if the team wants to compete in October. Several teams find themselves in the position to become sellers with reliable options and talent in their rotation that the Mets could acquire and strengthen this area of great weakness.
Pitchers like Lucas Giolito, Lance Lynn, and Alex Cobb, among others, could be available and would generate a boost in the Mets' pitching staff. The team could be competing with a rotation led by Verlander, Scherzer, Senga, and one of the pitchers via trade, having Carrasco and/or Quintana as spot starters to ease the load on the main arms for the playoffs.