1 thing to love, 1 thing to dislike about each of the recent free agent signings

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5) What we love and what we don't like about the Mets signing Kodai Senga

The Mets are getting greedy this offseason. The Kodai Senga signing, which many of us early risers didn't find out until we woke up on Sunday, was running the ball into the endzone on 1st and inches. It was such an obvious move for the Mets to make. The contract was one that would give Senga the best opportunity to win.

Signed for five years at $75 million, it's reasonably priced. New York may have gone a little above what other teams were willing to risk with a semi-unknown. Changing leagues can be difficult. This could very well be another Kaz Matsui.

We can throw our love at this addition because it ensures the Mets aren't punting a rotation spot whatsoever. They had to go out and add at least two quality arms. We may have accepted David Peterson or Tylor Megill as the fifth starter. The problem with that being the plan is it means the rotation isn't as good as last year. It's a step backward. Adding in Senga now at least provides the team with a possibility of having an equivalent starting five.

As far as not liking this deal, it comes down to the rest of the roster. The Mets still have a bullpen to figure out. The rotation looks much different, but the lineup hasn't changed. In a way, it almost feels as if the Mets are tracking toward a repeat of last season. A slightly improved record could get them a postseason bye. What happens when they run into a hot Wild Card team?

The offseason isn't over yet. Senga signing with the orange and blue was this team tapping into a market with few top options. The big concern I now have is how nicely other teams will play with trades. I don't see them sharing.

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