How the Mets can score an 'A' at the MLB Winter Meetings without signing Yoshinobu Yamamoto

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3. The Mets signing a high-leverage reliever

This is also a dire need the Mets need to make. After the Mets saw their star reliever, Edwin Diaz go down with a freak injury during the World Baseball Classic in March of 2023, the Mets bullpen was just not as good as we hoped it would be. And with fellow reliever, Adam Ottavino now a free agent after having a good season for the Mets in 2023, New York needs to go after somebody.

The Mets bullpen in 2023 ranked 22nd in the MLB in bullpen ERA at 4.45 and even though they added some depth at that position by signing relievers Austin Adams, Joseph Yabbour, Cole Sulser and Carlos Guzman to one-year and minor league deals, there's still work to be done. From relievers like Dylan Floro, Josh Hader, Anthony Bass and more, you would have to think that the Mets would try to go after any of these relievers who had been so consistent throughout their careers.

The Mets bullpen needs help and just Diaz is obviously not enough. After an 87-loss season a year and with a bullpen that lacked consistency, this team needs much needed help. Yes, they did start adding some depth to fix their 'pen, but it's not good enough. The Braves and Phillies who the Mets are trying to chase have good bullpens of their own and the Mets need to start rebuilding their bullpen too.