June 22, 2021

Staff AAOP: Getting the Mets into the Good Place (Amazin’ Avenue)

With the season having long since passed away, it’s time to begin looking forward to the upcoming season and another shot at playing October baseball. Every game of baseball the Mets play after the regular season ends is a blessing, and it’s been a while since the Mets last played one. It’s time for the Mets to get back to the playoffs. It’s time for the Mets to get back to the Good Place.

Welcome to the Offseason! Everything may be fine?

In approaching this year’s AAOP, I’ve decided that the team’s biggest needs are as follows:

  • Pitching Depth: The Mets bullpen was among the worst in the league last season, and cost the Mets a number of leads late in games down the stretch. The bullpen needs depth beyond the top two or three pitchers, so that more innings are going to better pitchers instead of the Syracuse shuttle relievers. My goal for the offseason is add enough relief help to head into 2020 with Robert Gsellman as the seventh pitcher in the bullpen. With Zack Wheeler reaching free agency after 2019, the team will also need a fifth starting pitcher, and ideally would add additional…

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