MLB Network’s Jon Heyman has reported that the Mets and LHP Jerry Blevins have agreed to a deal to keep him in Queens. The length of the deal is 1 year and NY Post’s Ken Davidoff reports it’s worth about $6 million.
This obviously is a huge final piece the New York offseason as they were looking for a veteran left-handed reliever and were able to bring back a very reliable one. Blevins, 33, posted a 2.79 ERA in 73 appearances in 2016 with 52 strikeouts in 42 innings.
The Mets bullpen now has been fortified and is ready for any potential discipline that Jeurys Familia faces as commission Rob Manfred said today that there will be a resolution before Opening Day. The projected 7-man Mets bullpen could look like this: Zack Wheeler, Jerry Blevins, Fernando Salas, Hansel Robles, Seth Lugo/Robert Gsellman (other could wind up in rotation), Addison Reed and Jeurys Familia.
With this news coming down it could now signal the end of the Mets offseason and the team is ready to report to Port St. Lucie in the coming weeks.