Mets Monday Morning GM: 3 positive assumptions about David Stearns we can make

If David Stearns keeps these virtues, the Mets will be fine in the long run.
Milwaukee Brewers v New York Mets
Milwaukee Brewers v New York Mets / Jim McIsaac/GettyImages
3 of 3

3) David Stearns isn’t going to settle with tapping into the depth

The Mets starting pitching depth was called upon before the year even began with Tylor Megill getting the nod for the Opening Day roster in lieu of Kodai Senga landing on the IL. When Megill followed, what did they do? They looked outward.

The Mets were unable to recall Jose Butto before April 12th with the exception being his usage as the 27th man during the team’s doubleheader. Joey Lucchesi wasn’t a satisfactory enough choice nor was the use of an opener.

Instead, the Mets signed Julio Teheran to a major league deal. A target of theirs during spring training and even before he signed what turned out to be a temporary deal with the Baltimore Orioles, Teheran will now be tasked to give the Mets a solid outing every five or six days. His stay might not be so temporary with the ball club’s desire to use a six-man rotation at times and the absence of Senga and Megill already.

A hat tip should go out to Steve Cohen who gave approval for the Mets to pay more into the luxury tax with this addition. We’ll get our look soon at Teheran and learn whether or not he was worth it.

Regardless, Stearns hasn’t settled for the team’s depth options. Instead, he has continually added and we should expect him to remain on the prowl.