With the offseason past the halfway mark, the New York Mets still have plenty of arms left on the free agent market to help out the bullpen.The New York Mets have been on the prowl for a new bullpen arm to add to the mix for the 2017 season. That search has been magnified by the likely impending suspension of 2016 MLB save leader Jeurys Familia for around 30 games to begin next season due to a since resolved domestic violence incident.
Setup man and former closer Addison Reed will by all measures be tabbed as Familia’s replacement, but that leaves the rest of the ‘pen vulnerable due to a lack of experience and depth throughout the high levels of the Mets organization.
Josh Smoker, Josh Edgin and Sean Gilmartin are the only lefties currently near or at the big league level for manager Terry Collins to use next season. Therefore, signing a southpaw remains a large area of need for general manager Sandy Alderson.
And as for the rest of the group, Hansel Robles and Erik Goeddel are the only at all experienced arms that appear penciled in currently for roles in 2017. Both have shown flashes of good relief ability, but they’ve been inconsistent to this point.
So ESNY will take you on a journey through some of the lesser realized bullpen gems that the New York Mets could sign before the approaching start of Spring Training.