‘He’s deGone': Ten Pitchers the New York Mets Desperately Need to Pursue Now
It's official: Jacob deGrom is no longer a member of the New York Mets.
In case you missed it, the Texas Rangers announced that they had signed the now-former Mets' ace to a five-year contract, paying the 34-year old $185 million. The contract also includes an option for a sixth season, which would take deGrom up to age 40 with the Rangers.
Now that deGrom is officially deGone in Queens, the Mets have work to do to replace him, and others, in their starting rotation.
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The news of deGrom's departure gives the New York Mets, and their fans, a bit more of an idea of what next year's team will, and will not, look like. deGrom is officially headed to Houston, and Chris Bassitt and Taijuan Walker remain unsigned free agents.
Max Scherzer is back, as is Carlos Carrasco, but there's a lot of room on the depth chart between those two pitchers. So, with that in mind, where do the Mets go from here?
With Steve Cohen as the team's owner, no player is out-of-the-question for the New York Mets.
There are plenty of stars available on the free agent market this season, and one would have to imagine that the Mets will be connected to any number of them. Star pitchers such as Carlos Rodon and Justin Verlander are available as free agents, while Corbin Burnes, Pablo Lopez and Shane Bieber are among the players being mentioned in trade rumors.
You don't need them all, but if you bring in a few, your rotation will be a major point of strength heading into 2023.
So, let's break down the Mets' pitching situation a bit more. Here are ten pitchers that appear to be available via trade or free agency, and why they may fit well in blue-and-orange in 2023.
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