MLB Rumors: New York Mets Searching For Pitching?
The New York Mets have a few needs to meet and it starts with its pitching rotation. The Mets traded R.A. Dickey to the Toronto Blue Jays but have yet to sign a viable option to replace him in the rotation. According to some reports, the Mets are looking at bringing back Chris Young to the team to replace Dickey in the rotation.
Young spent all of 2011 and 2012 with the Mets with last year being his most productive. Young pitched in 20 games and had a record of 4-9 with a 4.15 ERA and struck out 80 batters. The 33-year-old is not a junk ball pitcher like Dickey is but definitely can provide some support to this rotation that needs all the support it could get.
New York is also looking for extra bullpen help. The Mets added Aaron Laffey this offseason to become a middle reliever for the team but could also make a trade to strengthen the bullpen, as well. Laffey has bounced around from team-to-team since 2011. In 2012, Laffey was with the Blue Jays and pitched in 22 games. He had a record of 4-6 and an ERA of 4.56 in this span.
Do not be surprised if the Mets make a trade to get bullpen help in the near future. Some mid-level prospect will probably be sent to join Frank Francisco and Bobby Parnell as leaders in the Mets bullpen.
New York has done a lot this offseason to try to make itself a contender in the NL East. This year is going to be more of a see-what-we-got type of year rather than winning the World Series.
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