The Mets need two starting pitchers
The starting rotation currently consists of Kodai Senga, Jose Quintana, and a bunch of fringe major leaguers who’ll fight it out in the spring. One of them could earn the fifth starter spot with the rest falling into place as a reliever or depth. However it is the Mets want to label them, they clearly need two starting pitcher additions this offseason.
Senga showed he is good enough to be an ace in this league while Quintana should probably be thought of as something closer to a number four starter while hoping for a number three performance. This means the Mets should be looking for an equal or greater pitcher in comparison to Senga and someone better than Quintana.
There is a long list of starting pitchers who fit into this category. From overseas, Yoshinobu Yamamoto is the starting pitcher candidate many Mets fans have fastened themselves to. Behind him, there are other free agents like Jordan Montgomery and Blake Snell to kick the tires on.
Along with those names, a trade seems reasonable for the Mets to make. That list is a bit of a mystery and is more out of their control. It will depend on which teams are adding pitchers to the block and who’s going to hold onto their assets.