Sport Mets: 2 more starting pitchers to add after Rich Hill trade

02:55  24 july  2021
02:55  24 july  2021 Source:   fansided.com

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The starting pitching -needy Mets added what they hope is a useful arm on Friday, landing left-hander Rich Hill from the Rays, The Post’s Joel Sherman confirmed. The 41-year-old Hill was having a strong season with the Rays, going 6-4 with a 3.87 ERA and could make his Mets debut Sunday or Monday, where the But the Mets desperately need healthy starters with Jacob deGrom, Carlos Carrasco, Noah Syndergaard, David Peterson, Jordan Yamamoto, Joey Lucchesi, Corey Oswalt and Robert Stock all on the injured list. Carrasco was shelled in his most recent rehabilitation outing and deGrom is only

Mets have deal for lefty Rich Hill (source). Hill , 41, can immediately step into one of them. He had been scheduled to pitch Saturday for the Rays. Overall this season, Hill is 6-4 with a 3.87 ERA, though he owns a 5.40 mark in his last seven starts . The Mets are currently without injured starters Jacob deGrom, Carlos Carrasco, David Peterson and Joey Lucchesi.

Given the all the injuries they've suffered, the New York Mets should seek one of the following two pitchers for their starting rotation.

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You won't find a contending team that needs to acquire starting pitching more than the Mets.

New York still has no return dates for starters Noah Syndergaard and Carlos Carrasco who have not pitched this season due to recovery from Tommy John surgery and a torn hamstring respectively.

Adding to the pile of injured players is Joey Lucchesi, Jordan Yamamoto, and Thomas Szapucki who each have been diagnosed with season-ending injuries. As if things couldn't get any worse, the Mets recently placed baseball's best pitcher, Jacob deGrom, on the 10-day IL with right forearm tightness. DeGrom joins David Peterson who is also on the 10-Day IL with an oblique strain.

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The Mets have Thursday off, their last chance to reflect on the state of the team without new data. And it's clear they need to add some more arms before the trade deadline. 1. Stroman’s performance meant so much because of the recent beatings taken by the Mets ’ pitching staff. 2 . This club is really starting to hit. So if they arrive at the 30th with three new arms aboard and Kris Bryant remains available, then sure, the Mets can take a run at the versatile infielder-outfielder, a former National League Most Valuable Player and Rookie of the Year who would bring some heft to their endeavor.

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Despite the injuries, the first-place Mets have kept their heads above water and hold a healthy four-game lead in the NL East. The team has also began adding reinforcements by acquiring veteran starter Rich Hill from the Rays on Friday.

It's a good start, but there's still work to be done to reload a depleted rotation.

Adding Jon Gray makes too much sense for the Mets to pass

Among the sellers at the upcoming July 30 trade deadline will be the Rockies.

Colorado has big names like Trevor Story and German Marquez who will receive plenty of attention, but a less costly option for the Mets to pursue is right-hander Jon Gray.

A former third-overall pick in the 2013 MLB Amateur Draft, Gray has posted a bounce-back campaign after a 6-plus ERA and career worsts across the board last summer.

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CLEVELAND — Though starting pitching seems to be a need for the Rays, they Friday dealt veteran left-hander Rich Hill to the Mets . The return, reported first by the New York Post, is veteran reliever Tommy Hunter, who is currently on the 60-day injured list with a back issue that has sidelined him But after an impressive May and early June run, he has been struggling a bit, going 1-3, 5.40, allowing a .274 average and .876 OPS and averaging less than five innings per outing. The deal would seem to be more about Hill trending in the wrong direction than any financial savings for the Rays, as there was

Trading most any of the stable of starters right now would mean trading them at less than peak value. Wheeler and Matz have been oft-injured pitchers who are just now rounding back into form as solid starters. You would think that the Mets could do better on the market this winter after either or both develops a longer track record of health and effectiveness (the risk being that either could get hurt again, but that’s always a risk). Injuries over the past two years have limited him to 18 starts since 2016.

In 17 starts this season, Gray owns a 3.68 ERA, 1.215 WHIP (career low), and an 8.4 K/9 rate through 93 innings pitched.

The 29-year-old will earn $6 million in 2021 before hitting the free-agent market in the offseason. Since he'd only be a rental for the remaining two months, the asking price should not be as high nor should the risk of future pieces for the Mets.

If New York does decide to roll the dice in the upcoming weeks, it could be for this player.

2. Mets could trade for Jose Berrios

Of all the high-priced trade targets at the deadline, you won't find many with a bigger price tag than Twins starter Jose Berrios.

On July 16, Dan Hays of The Athletic reported Minnesota's asking price for Berrios consists of two Top-100 prospects and a pre-arbitration player.

Should the Mets choose to take a risk, they could meet this reported asking price with two of their four prospects ranked in MLB Pipeline's Top-100 and one of their handful of pre-arbitration eligible players who have played in the majors this season.

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Major League Baseball’s postseason is in full swing at the moment, and though watching multiple must-win games per day has been exhilarating, it unfortunately won’t go on for much longer. We’re just a few weeks away from the end of the season and the start of free agency, where several teams in need of upgrades will shop in hopes of either As always, free agency will present starter-needy clubs the chance to address their rotations. In the case of the upcoming winter’s class of unsigned pitchers , it’s no secret Astros right-hander and AL Cy Young candidate Gerrit Cole is hands down the No. 1 option.

Less than 18 months ago, Rich Hill was pitching in an independent league, trying to find his way back to affiliated baseball. My money is on Colon returning to the Mets . The Rangers have reportedly been trying to trade Derek Holland , and if they're unsuccessful, they will decline his Turner took a two -year contract worth million just as pitchers and catchers reported to spring training.

Mets Top-100 Prospects:

  • C Francisco Alvarez (No.34)
  • SS Ronny Mauricio (No.50)
  • RHP Matt Allan (No.58)
  • 3B Brett Baty (No.73)

Mets Pre-Arbitration Eligible Players

  • RHP Tylor Megill
  • LHP Anthony Banda
  • RHP Yennsy Diaz
  • RHP Geoff Hartlib

Any combination of those players mentioned above should be enough to strike a deal for Berrios if their reported asking price is accurate.

It's a high price for a two-time All-Star in Berrios who will earn $6.1 million in 2021 and he has one year of arbitration eligibility remaining. In 19 starts this season, Berrios owns a 3.69 ERA, 1.081 WHIP, and a 9.6 K/9 rate over 114.2 innings pitched.

If the Mets are looking to seriously contend for a World Series in one of the next two seasons, adding an arm like Berrios would make for one of, if not the best rotations in the majors.

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