The New York Mets were willing to trade All-Star Right Fielder, Jay Bruce this off season if they got in return a solid relief pitcher and/or a prospect. However, with the trade market already saturated, the Mets held onto Bruce and looked at relievers through free agency. Today they resigned two familiar faces, Fernando Salas and Jerry Belvins to Major League deals. Salas’ deal is worth 3 million dollars for one year plus $350,000 in incentives. Salas was acquired by the Mets from the Angels late last season and had a 2.08 ERA in 17 innings pitched while with the Mets. According to Ken Davidoff of the New York Post, the deal with Blevins is worth 6 million dollars.
With these two signings, it looks like the Mets will be done with any major acquisitions this offseason. There are 9 days until catchers and pitchers report.
Assuming Jeurys Familia starts the season with a suspension from his Domestic Abuse involvement, this will be the 2017 Opening Day bullpen:
- Smoker or Edgin