Despite a flurry of off-season moves by teams all over the Majors – some more surprising than others – the Mets are the only team in MLB that has not signed a single free agent to a Major League deal.
They committed to franchise player David Wright by signing him to a $138 million contract extension and they traded away NL Cy Young award winner R.A. Dickey. They received promising young prospects Travis d’Arnaud and Noah Syndergaard in return, but the remainder of their off-season moves have left much to desire.
One thing is very clear. The Mets need starting pitching.
MLB Depth Charts shows the Mets’ projected rotation for 2013 as Johan Santana, Jonathon Niese, Dillon Gee, Matt Harvey and Jenrry Mejia.
Harvey impressed in 10 starts last year and Mejia has potential – despite only one MLB win under his belt – but neither has seen a lot of action at the MLB level. The inexperience could spell trouble for the back end of the team’s rotation.
With the loss of Dickey, GM Sandy ...