The New York Mets just made three huge additions, signing Starling Marte, Mark Canha, and Eduardo Escobar to bolster a lineup that finished 27th in runs per game last season and was a key reason why the Mets finished 77-85.
Those additions are great and signaled one very important thing. The Mets are going to spend, and they will spend a lot. They will probably re-sign Javy Baez or bring in a different infielder to shore up their depth there.
The next area the Mets should be looking to spend big is the rotation.
Noah Syndergaard is a guy pretty much everyone expected to take the Qualifying Offer and serve as the number two in the rotation behind Jacob deGrom this season.
Syndergaard ended up signing with the Angels for one-year $21 million dollars. This is a loss for the Mets as there isn't a pitcher available who will get a one-year deal with more upside than Syndergaard but is it really the end of the world?
Syndergaard is full of potential and I hope he reaches it in Anaheim. But how likely is it that he'd pitch like a $21 million-dollar pitcher? He's thrown two innings in two years. I would've liked it because it's a one-year deal and there's no risk on a one-year deal especially when the team will be over the luxury tax, but there're definitely better and safer options available. in free agency and via trade.