Two down, one to go.
The Mets have let agents at the winter meetings know their intention has been to obtain three starting pitchers this offseason.
So far, they have enlisted two free agents — Justin Verlander for two years at $86.6 million and Jose Quintana for two years at $26 million.
They were one of the final three teams bidding for Jameson Taillon along with the Cubs and Phillies. Taillon signed for four years at $68 million. Recognizing that Taillon was pivoting to Chicago, Philadelphia enlisted now former Met Taijuan Walker for four years at $72 million. And the Mets signed Quintana.
But they also remain interested in Japanese star Kodai Senga and Ross Stripling, among others in the free-agent and trade markets.