3 Mets rumors we'll be glad never came true, 3 we'll wish did happen

Piling an offseason full of Mets rumors into two categories.
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A switch flips in March as fans turn away from what the New York Mets should do and accept what they did—sometimes not so quietly. Despite the Mets not shopping exclusively from the top shelf, there were plenty of offseason Mets rumors to shove in our mouths like an infant does with anything they can get their grubby hands on.

Rebuilding the pitching staff almost entirely and plugging in several holes in the starting lineup were a must for the Mets to build any sort of competitive team. Linked to a variety of players throughout the offseason, there are certain Mets rumors we’ll be glad never came true and others we’ll wish did.

Excluded from this list are the obvious ones, such as signing Yoshinobu Yamamoto. The fallout there is that the Mets never stood a chance. It was the Los Angeles Dodgers or bust. While we certainly wish signing him did come true, it’s in a category all of its own.

We’ll be glad the Mets rumors of signing Erick Fedde never came true

Erick Fedde was an early rumored target for the Mets starting pitching staff. Struggles with the Washington Nationals led him to go overseas where he landed in the KBO and won their equivalent of the Cy Young. It doesn’t seem to matter much what league you’re winning a top prize in. It’s going to catch the attention of MLB clubs.

Fedde ended up with a two-year deal worth $15 million to join the Chicago White Sox. There’s nothing wrong with the contract, but most certainly the second guaranteed season drove the Mets away considering how much of a risk Fedde could be.

In MLB, Fedde is 21-33 with a 5.41 ERA. This doesn’t come from a small sample size either. His 454.1 innings are spread out through parts of six seasons all in Washington. As unhappy as many Mets fans are with what the team actually did this offseason with the starting pitching staff, Fedde wouldn’t have made anyone much happier. Plenty of pitchers have found success overseas only to come back to The States and reverted back to something closer to their old ways.