Right handed reliever David Robertson has agreed to join the Mets bullpen on a one year deal worth $10M.
On a busy day for the Mets, Robertson will join a bullpen that includes Edwin Diaz, Drew Smith, as well as the newly acquired left-hander Brooks Raley.
The veteran is coming off of a solid campaign in which he pitched to a 2.40 ERA over 63.2 innings, and doing so for two different ball clubs. If it were up to Showalter, the Mets would’ve been one of those clubs however, it never managed to happen.
With Mets manager Buck Showalter being a fan of Robertson’s, expect him to be a regular with the Major League club, slated to pitch the 7th and/or 8th, especially against a right handed heavy lineup.
So while Robertson isn’t impressing anyone with the velocity of his fastball, it still has great enough movement to it that he’s setting batters up, then striking them out with a highly effective curveball.
I don’t expect the Mets to be done with the bullpen, so we’ll likely see more moves to come.