The Mets cannot match the Dodgers or the Padres in the bullpen. The Mets cannot match either team in the lineup, even after adding a player so coveted that this will forever be known as “the Lindor trade,” no matter how effective Carrasco might be.
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Earlier this offseason, the Mets added power right-hander Trevor May to a bullpen that is expected to include Edwin Diaz, Seth Lugo (if he isn't in the rotation), Dellin Betances, and Jeurys Familia.
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Yes, there could be a weak spot in the lineup if Rosario doesn't rebound. But with the players surrounding him, the Mets would be just fine.
The Yankees are among five teams interested in in Puig, along with the Boston Red Sox, Houston Astros, Miami Marlins, and Baltimore Orioles.
CLYDE SUKEFORTH IS SMILING. He's holding a Brooklyn Dodgers cap in one hand and pointing to the sky with the other.
"I think overall roster depth is really important," Porter said. "Continue to strengthen our players up the middle. We added [James] McCann, we added Lindor. Always be in the hunt for more pitching. Int never stops. You can never have enough, both staring pitchers and relievers. Again, we're gonna continue to be creative, opportunistic, and see where the market takes us."
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