After resigning Cespedes, the Mets’ next biggest need has been bullpen reinforcement(s). Many expected the Mets to trade for one ultimately sending away Jay Bruce. Now that that has been thrown out of the picture, the next bet is to look at the free agent market where there are a number of valuable relievers.

According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, the Mets have shown interest in Sergio Romo, Joe Smith, and Jerry Blevins.

Sergio Romo:

Romo has spent 9 seasons with the Giants where he has consistently been a solid relief pitcher; for his career, he has posted a 2.58 ERA and 10.2 SO/9. He even has a fair amount of experience as a closer. This could prove to have some value to the Mets if Familia does get suspended at all. His postseason career has had its up and down moments, but his overall stats show to be steady with a 3.09 ERA.

Sergio Romo. Photo Credit: PanAmericanWorld

Joe Smith:

Ah, yes the former Met. Smith began his career in New York and has since then seen time in Cleveland, Anaheim, and most recently, the World Series champions of Chicago. When he ends a game receiving a decision, he has consistently provided his teams with a great number of wins posting a career 41-28 record. Also with a career 2.93 ERA, he could provide the Mets with some much needed middle relief.

Sep 28, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Cleveland Indians pitcher Joe Smith (38) delivers a pitch in the ninth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports
The Cleveland Indians won 5-1.

Jerry Blevins:

Blevins has proven to be a valuable asset to the Mets throughout his brief stay with the team. Not only has he been a reliable lefty specialist for them, but he has been effective against right handed batters as well: RHB’s career batting average against him is .182, while LHB’s average is .255.

Jerry Blevins. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

Sandy Alderson is clearly looking to make a move before the season gets rolling, and it would be wise of him to do so as soon as possible.

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My name is Nicolas (Nico) Bermudez from Old Bridge New Jersey. I have been a major Mets fan since I was 9 years old. I am currently a freshman at Hofstra University majoring in Journalism and minoring in political science.