Mets Free Agency Rumors Link Team to Solid Lefty Reliever

The latest New York Mets free agency rumors link team to a solid lefty reliever.
The latest New York Mets free agency rumors link team to a solid lefty reliever. / Jim Rassol-USA TODAY Sports

Steve Cohen and the New York Mets spent the offseason making big splash after big splash through free agent and trade acquisitions. While the team takes on a completely new look heading into the regular season, it appears the front office isn't finished tweaking the roster.

According to MLB insider Jon Heyman, New York has been linked to a veteran left-handed reliever.

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Heyman reported that the Mets have checked in on free agent Tony Watson, a stellar veteran reliever over the past decade.

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The 36-year-old lefty has put together an impressive 11-year MLB career across four teams. He's compiled a 2.90 ERA and 1.083 WHIP during that stretch, including just 0.9 home runs per nine innings.

Watson split time between the Los Angeles Angels and San Francisco Giants a year ago, pitching to a 3.92 ERA. He was much more successful in 26 appearances for San Francisco thanks to his 2.96 ERA and 19 strikeouts in 24.1 innings.

New York could still use more left-handed depth in its bullpen alongside Chasen Shreve and Alex Claudio. Both veterans own 3.50+ career ERA marks.

It's clear that Cohen and the front office are aiming a World Series run in 2022. Currently, the Mets hold +1100 odds (5th) to win the World Series on FanDuel Sportsbook.

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