What are the Mets’ best options to fill out their rotation?

What has 5 Cy Youngs and nonetheless wants pitching?

In case you answered the Mets’ workers, you progress to the lightning spherical.

The Mets will likely be centered on pitching when the lockout ends — cue the labor-logjam chuckle monitor. They do have positional wants. For instance, they might use, at minimal, a defensive-minded fourth outfielder (Brett Gardner, anybody?) and one other versatile bat, particularly if some mixture of J.D. Davis, Jeff McNeil and Dom Smith exit the door.

However these are secondary issues. The Mets may line up with their present positional group and really feel consultant — or higher. The “higher” half can be if McNeil and Smith hit extra like they did in 2020 than they did in 2021 — and the identical for the returning Robinson Cano.


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