Multiple reports Friday night say Jerry Blevins has agreed to re-sign with the Mets. The deal is reportedly for one year with an option for $6 million.
Blevins has been with the Mets for two seasons. He missed all but seven games in 2015 but he had a healthy 2016. He threw 42 innings over 73 games, pitching to a 2.79 ERA with 52 strikeouts. Blevins is considered a lefty specialist, but lefties hit .255 against him last season, as opposed to the .239 lefties hit against the righty Fernando Salas, whom the Mets also reportedly re-signed on Friday.
When the off-season began, it was assumed Jerry Blevins was looking for a three-year deal, and it was assumed he would get it. But the middle-innings reliever market never really developed, and Sandy Alderson smartly waited it out. And he was able to get his man at his price.
With Salas and Blevins in the fold, the Mets bullpen looks to be a strength this season — the one area that was looking like a weakness. Now there’s no stopping the Mets on their march towards the World Series.