The New York Mets will look at back-end starters this offseason but it’s not considered a priority by the organization according to Jon Heyman of Fan Rag Sports.
Mets starting pitchers had a disappointing 5.14 ERA in 2017 breaking the previous franchise record of 4.77 that was set in 1962 and 2009. They also threw only 865.2 innings, the fourth fewest in the majors.
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson has made it clear that he sees the bullpen as a bigger area of need than rotation. The Mets have recently been linked to relievers such as Bryan Shaw, Joe Smith and Mike Minor as they look to bulk up their bullpen.