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3 free agent starting pitchers the Mets can still sign for depth

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NY Mets FA target number 2: Brett Anderson

Unlike the other pitchers on this list, Brett Anderson was never viewed as more than a middle-of-the-rotation starter. However, there is nothing wrong with that, as the Mets don't need star power or a big name, rather they just need another arm who they can rely on when needed.

Anderson is entering his age-34 season and does not throw very hard, but that is a nice compliment to the Mets rotation. Last year in Milwaukee, Anderson threw 96 innings, registering a 4.22 ERA and 58 strikeouts in 24 starts, according to Baseball-Reference.

While Anderson will not jump out and dazzle Mets fans, he is the perfect definition of a depth starter. He has pitched in the league for 13 years, for six different teams, and his experience will be useful to the younger starters on the Mets. Additionally, he will be reliable and will be there to pitch when the Mets need him to. While he won't lock down opposing teams, the Mets will know what they are getting from him each time he steps on the mound, and that is what the team truly needs, consistency.

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