September 29, 2022
Why the Mets should trade for Tyler Mahle despite his early struggles

The New York Mets suffered another blow to their starting rotation when Max Scherzer had to leave his start early against the St. Louis Cardinals. Further evaluation of Scherzer’s injury resulted in him being placed on the IL. Not only that, but he is projected to be out of action for 6-8 weeks with an oblique injury.

The injuries are once again piling up for the Mets starting pitchers. Their ace pitchers, Jacob deGrom and Scherzer, are set to miss significant time, and their starting pitching depth as a whole is now looking vulnerable once again. 

It goes without saying that the Mets are going to need to be active in resolving their depth issue. They recently signed veteran starter Trevor Cahill to a minor-league deal, but it is going to take him time to ramp up, so he doesn’t solve their current pitching needs immediately. Also, Cahill compiled a 6.57 ERA with the Pittsburgh Pirates last season, so even when he is ready to pitch, he is not likely to provide the quality starting pitching that the Mets need.

Suffice to say, the Mets would do well to find another starting pitcher as soon as possible, one who would be a little more reliable. Thankfully for the Mets, there are several clubs not in contention who may have an available pitcher that would pique the team’s interest. One of those clubs is the Cincinnati Reds.

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