If the New York Mets were to be judged on their offseason solely on the starting pitching they acquired you would give them an A+. They essentially filled three slots in their starting rotation with the reigning AL Cy Young Award winner in Justin Verlander, added arguably the best-starting pitcher overseas in Kodai Senga, and one of the most underrated starting pitchers in baseball in Jose Quintana.
That's not even diving into the bullpen transactions they made this winter which included the re-signing of both Edwin Diaz, and Adam Ottavino, the trade for lefty Brooks Raley, as well as the addition of David Robertson. These are just the acquisitions alone that the Mets have made as they also have a solid core returning both in the rotation as well as in the bullpen.
The Mets pitching depth provides them with a strength many other teams around the league currently don't have
When you add those three starting pitchers to a rotation that includes Max Scherzer and Carlos Carrasco as well as depth options such as David Peterson and Tylor Megill, the Mets currently have a solid seven starting pitchers at present. Should one of the starting five miss time this season due to injury, we've seen in the past both Peterson and Megill pitch at a high level where the Mets won't be decimated.
In the bullpen, the Mets also have a couple of live arms that are returning such as Drew Smith and Bryce Montes De Oca. Two additional options will be in the mix who will be returning from Tommy John surgery such as John Curtiss as well as Joey Lucchessi. The Mets also have some interesting names that are non-roster invitees such as Tommy Hunter, Jimmy Yacabonis, and Rule-5 Draft pick Zach Greene.
The Mets have plenty of options both in the rotation and in the bullpen as they are a matter of a few weeks away from reporting to Port St. Lucie. It's a strength in previous seasons we've criticized relentlessly for the lack of depth in terms of pitching options, and barring catastrophic injuries the Mets will have one of the best groups of pitchers in baseball this season.