The Mets planned to bring deGrom back, but he found a better deal with the Texas Rangers.
So what will the Mets do now?
There are plenty of questions that surround this team after they let their prized pitcher walk.
Here are the two questions that most people should want to be answered.
What Will They Do At Starting Pitcher?
With deGrom now headed to Texas, and Chris Bassitt also a free agent, the Mets need some starting pitchers.
The noise around the Mets will only get louder the longer they wait to make a big move.
Luckily for New York, there are still good free-agent pitchers available.
— B/R Walk-Off (@BRWalkoff) December 3, 2022
Those are the two best starters available and they can fill the void left by deGrom.
It also seems like the Mets are interested in bringing back Bassitt who had a career year last season.
Keep an eye on the Mets as they look to be one of the most active teams in free agency.
How Will The Mets Pass The Braves?
The Mets spent most of last season in first place in the NL East.
Until the end of the season when they got swept by the Atlanta Braves with the division title on the line.
The Braves have been the NL East champions for the last five seasons, so how will New York compete with them?
Other than adding more starting pitching, the Mets could also use an impact bat.
One name that could interest the Mets in the trade market is Bryan Reynolds.
News: Pirates CF Bryan Reynolds requested a trade, source confirms @JMackeyPG report. #BlueJays, looking for a LH outfield bat, among teams with interest in the switch hitter. #SFGiants (if they don’t land Judge) and #Mets (if they don’t retain Nimmo) also fits. @MLBNetwork
— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) December 3, 2022
The Pirates outfielder is a switch hitter and a perennial all-star.
He also fits the Mets roster more than signing one of the available star shortstops.
The New York media will not be kind to the Mets if they do not make a splash move.
If they want to compete with the Braves and Phillies for the NL East title next year, the Mets must be active this offseason.