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Mets Officially Linked to All-Star Starting Pitcher in Free Agency

Isaiah De Los Santos
The New York Mets have officially been linked to an All-Star starting pitcher in free agency.
The New York Mets have officially been linked to an All-Star starting pitcher in free agency. / (AP Photo/Corey Sipkin)

Starting pitching will be a major focus for the New York Mets in free agency. New York has several starters testing the open market, which could lead GM Billy Eppler to pursue other options if any of them walk.

Now the Mets have officially been linked to a two-time All-Star as free agency gets underway.

New York has shown "early interest" in left-hander Carlos Rodon, according to Pat Ragazzo of Sports Illustrated. Rodon was extended the qualifying offer by the San Francisco Giants this week, but he's widely expected to reject that one-year deal in favor of something more lucrative and long-term.

The soon-to-be 30-year-old is one of the hottest names available this winter. He followed up a strong season with the Chicago White Sox in 2021 with another All-Star campaign this past year in San Francisco. Rodon posted a 2.88 ERA and 14-8 record across 31 starts for the Giants.

After leading the majors in FIP and strikeouts per nine innings, he's sure to be a top target for any team in need of an ace at the top of their rotation. The Mets could form a deadly 1-2 punch by pairing Max Scherzer with Rodon if Jacob deGrom ultimately departs this offseason.

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