The New York Mets bullpen has been fairly inconsistent and top heavy throughout the entire season. The Mets already took a risk on Brad Brach to fix their anemic bullpen, should Jeremy Jeffress get an opportunity in Queens?
Jeremy Jeffress was an All-Star in 2018, now DFA’d to make room for September call-ups. The game moves fast. https://t.co/O1wRNj2en4
— Adam McCalvy (@AdamMcCalvy) September 1, 2019
After an All-Star season in 2018, Jeffress has been a major disappointment for the Brewers. He had a 5.02 ERA in 48 games before he was designated for assignment. He has also allowed a startling 29 home runs in the 52 innings he has pitched in this season. The Mets keep running out pitchers like Edwin Diaz and Jeurys Familia, it is time to give Jeffress a shot.
Can Jeffress Be in the Mets Future?
If the Mets sign Jeffress, he would not be available to pitch in the postseason due to him being added to the roster after September 1. Jeffress could possibly sign for the rest of the season and next season to give the Mets a chance to turn him around after his down 2019 year. Even if the Mets do not make the playoffs they can deepen their bullpen with a veteran instead of Triple-A quality relievers.
If that is the last we see of Jeremy Jeffress in Milwaukee, he finishes as the 6th-highest reliever by fWAR in Brewers history.
— Curt Hogg (@CyrtHogg) September 1, 2019
The Mets should take a risk on Jeffress since he is a cheap option. He has the pedigree to return to the All-Star form he had just a year ago. Heading into the season his career ERA was at 2.89 and he can become a valuable piece to the bullpen, even if he does not need to pitch key innings. At this point though, the Mets have to start making a plan for a legitimate bullpen if they want to take advantage of the talent they have now.