3 late-inning relief pitcher options the Mets are already scouting

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Mets rumors: Free agent Trevor Rosenthal isn’t worth the time

Earlier this week, Trevor Rosenthal held a showcase for the Mets and several other teams. He performed well until he had to cut the session short due to a brief injury scare.

Martino mentioned him as one of the players we could see mentioned in some upcoming Mets rumors. However, with the way that performance went, he might not be worth the time or effort.

Rosenthal last pitched in 2020 when he had a 1.90 ERA in 23.2 innings of work. The year prior, in 15.1 innings, he had a 13.50 ERA. So which is it?

His best days with the St. Louis Cardinals are long in the past now. Sadly, he’s one of those guys who had brief major success as a closer only for some struggles and injuries to prevent him from chugging along as one of the premier relievers in baseball. Signing Rosenthal now wouldn’t be an upgrade for the Mets. They would be better off with someone like Colin Holderman in the role and seeing what he can offer them.

In addition to these three relievers, Martino mentions the Mets are open to adding a bat. A yearly tradition for the Mets every summer, their lack of a true DH opens them up to a lot of possibilities.

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