- Sign RP Joakim Soria
The Mets obviously need an eighth-inning bridge to Jeurys Familia, and although there have been rumors about signing Darren O’Day, he may be out of the teams’ price range, especially with high-spending teams like the Dodgers and Nationals now heavily involved. Soria, meanwhile, had a bounce-back year in 2015 and pitched excellent for the Tigers and Pirates. He posted a 2.53 ERA, and a 1.094 WHIP in 72 games. Soria–a well-established setup man–would be the perfect complement for Familia at the back of the Mets’ bullpen, and could potentially save some games for the Mets too, when they decide to give Familia a rest. Soria is now 31 years old, and signing with the reigning National League Champions would certainly give him an opportunity to win. Let’s say the Mets give Soria a two-year, $16-million contract, the Mets’ payroll would be at $104.5 million.
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