2) NY Mets need to add one more reliever to the bullpen
There are two or three spots in the bullpen the Mets could improve. Behind the headliners, we have players like Stephen Nogosek (out of options), Zach Greene (Rule 5 Draft Pick), and John Curtiss (injured all 2022) fighting for those spots. The long-man role will go to Elieser Hernandez or one of the starters like David Peterson or Tylor Megill. There are still openings for the Mets to add, who will it be?
The extension for Edwin Diaz was an obvious move. Re-signing Adam Ottavino made sense. So did bringing in David Robertson for a season.
Trading for Brooks Raley did seem to come from out of nowhere. Moves like that can be tougher to predict. It doesn’t feel quite as likely as a free agent signing where the Mets only have to give up money to add a piece.
Only one more free agent reliever is necessary. The Mets have enough reinforcements leftover from last year or already picked up this season through waivers and other means.
A single arm, even on the level of the role Miguel Castro had in 2021, could make a difference. Otherwise, the Mets will be putting a lot of question marks on the mound until they figure out which ones are the best fit to stick.