It's well understood that the New York Mets need to address their bullpen this winter. After all, Edwin Diaz (5.59 ERA) and Jeurys Familia (5.70 ERA) were nothing short of disastrous in 2019.
The Amazins had been linked to right-handed flamethrower Dellin Betances in free agency, but new reports suggest that GM Brodie Van Wagenen is pulling out of the race.
On Tuesday morning, MLB insider Jon Heyman reported that the Mets are now unlikely to sign the four-time All-Star.
Hearing now on Betances: Mets “not likely”— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) December 17, 2019
If the Mets end up pulling out of the Betances sweepstakes, that would leave the Phillies as the favorites to sign the 31-year-old.