Britton, 30, finished the 2018 with a 3.10 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 4.22 FIP, while striking out 34 and walking a whopping 21 batters in 40.2 innings between the Baltimore Orioles and New York Yankees.
The left-handed Britton had his best season in 2016, when he had a career-high 47 saves and 4.2 bWAR. He was an All-Star that year, as well as in 2015 for the Orioles.
Ottavino, a New York native, is coming off the best season of his career in 2018. He posted a career-best 2.43 ERA, 2.74 FIP, 4.8 H/9, 13.0 K/9 and 2.6 bWAR in 75 games for the Colorado Rockies.
The 33-year-old Ottavino had 112 strikeouts and allowed only five home runs in 77.2 innings this past season. The right-hander has a career 3.68 ERA and 1.30 WHIP over 413 big league innings.
Puma also noted that the Mets haven’t ruled out a return of former closer Jeurys Familia, though they would like to avoid the perception of bringing back the same team as 2018.