Report: Britton, Ottavino High on Mets Wish List

According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, free agent relievers Zach Britton and Adam Ottavino are high on the New York Mets wish list this offseason.

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.

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