Even with the busy start to this offseason had by the New York Mets, they still seem far from done.
Just after the team officially agreed on deals with Brandon Nimmo and David Robertson last night, reports continued to indicate that the Mets still want prized Japanese pitcher, Kodai Senga.
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Mets still pursuing Kodai Senga:
Andy Martino of SNY shared the following last night on if the Mets are continuing to show interest in Senga.
“Very much so. We’re at the point now where the Mets could be looking at a $350 million payroll if they were able to land that target. I’m told the Mets really, really, want Senga. They’re not the only team. But, we know that when the Mets are motivated in this Steve Cohen-era, much of the time, they get what they want. … they’re still on Senga.”
Signing Senga would make this offseason for the Mets that much more electrifying.
Sources have stated that Senga wants to play for a World Series contending team. With all of the recent moves that the Mets have executed, they have probably only helped their chances of landing Senga.
The expected length of the contract that Senga will sign is reportedly in the five to six-year range. He is still only 29 years old.
If Senga were to come to the Mets, he would join a terrific rotation that consists of Max Scherzer along with recently acquired Justin Verlander and Jose Quintana. The addition of Senga would bolster this rotation that much more.
Of course, there is still tough competition out there for Senga, as other teams are strongly interested. But, the reason for Mets fans to be optimistic is what Martino stated above, in this Cohen-era, the Mets have gotten what they have wanted.
Senga is a talented pitcher with loads of upside and greatly improves the Mets’ chances at a World Series in 2023 that much more.