The Mets continue to add to their rotation, that was in desperate need of help. The Mets signed veteran LHP Sean Manaea to a two-year, $28 million contract. The deal includes a player opt-out after the first year. Manaea adds to Adrian Houser and Luis Severino as the Mets notable additions to the pitching staff.
Manaea, 31, has spent eight seasons in the major leagues with Oakland (six seasons), San Diego (one season), and San Francisco (one season). Manaea posted a 4.44 ERA last season while posting a 7-6 record. Manaea has proved that he not only can be a solid piece in a rotation, but can consistently be on the field. Manaea has pitched more than 110 innings in six of his seven seasons, minus the shortened 2020 Covid season.
The Mets have made some notable additions to a pitching staff that so desperately needed it. Manaea fills a hole as we get closer to Spring Training. The Mets should not be done and will look to add even more depth behind ace Kodai Senga.