Latest On Mets' Rotation Plans

The New York Mets are considering their options for their rotation plans amidst injuries and free agent discussions.


Mets Exploring Free Agent Starters

According to Tim Britton and Will Sammon of the Athletic, the Mets have been in contact with representatives for several free agent starters. One player they have touched base with is right-hander Michael Lorenzen.

However, it appears that the Mets' interest in Lorenzen may not be very strong at the moment. The Athletic suggests that the team is keeping lines of communication open with starters in case they lose another member of their rotation to injury.

Currently, presumptive Opening Day starter Kodai Senga is expected to be out until May due to a shoulder strain, and David Peterson is also sidelined until the middle of the season.

Current Mets Rotation Options

As of now, the Mets' starting rotation is projected to include Luis Severino, José Quintana, Sean Manaea, Adrian Houser, and one of José Butto, Tylor Megill, or Joey Lucchesi. Max Kranick, a waiver pickup, also holds a roster spot.

While the rotation has some depth, it lacks a clear top-end arm while Senga is recovering from his injury.

To address this, Joel Sherman of the New York Post suggests that the Mets should consider pursuing left-hander Jordan Montgomery. Adding Montgomery would strengthen the rotation and potentially push other starters down the depth chart.

Mets' Approach to Free Agency

Despite the potential need for another starter, the Mets seem unwilling to make a major commitment in free agency.

According to SNY's Andy Martino, the Mets have not been involved in discussions for players like Blake Snell or Jordan Montgomery. It is unlikely that they will pursue a starter from the next tier of free agency unless the asking price significantly drops.

Instead, Martino suggests that the team will likely focus on adding depth through minor league contracts or exploring options released by other teams after Spring Training.