It has been a very slow offseason so far, but business might be beginning to pick up with reliever Bryan Shaw receiving quite a few contract offers. The two offers are from unknown teams at the moment, but rumors are swirling that the New York Mets could be one of those teams.
According to Paul Hoynes of Cleveland.com, Shaw currently has offers on the table from two teams which are for multiple years. This is not very surprising considering the right-hander has led the American League in appearances in three of the last four seasons.
Shaw would be a solid fit for the New York Mets, who have recently hired former Indians pitching coach Mickey Callaway as their new manager. The club could also use some depth in the bullpen but have been unwilling to spend their money in free agency over the past few seasons.
2017 was a solid one for Shaw, who helped the Indians achieve the best record in the American League despite suffering a first-round elimination. In 79 games, the right-hander sported 3.52 ERA with 73 strikeouts and 1.21 WHIP.
Over the past five seasons, Shaw has proven to be a solid asset of the Cleveland bullpen, giving the ability to work multiple innings out of the pen when needed as well as being able to close games out when placed in the situation.
The main reason many teams will be looking to add Shaw to their bullpen this winter is because of how consistent he has been over the past five seasons and how you can almost guarantee he can eat some innings up for you with ease.
He has led MLB in games pitched since 2013 with 378 and hasn’t missed much substantial time due to injury and has proven to be very durable. It makes sense as to why teams would be offering Shaw a multi-year deal, now we just have to see where he decides to go.