2011 to 2014, be headed for a reunion?
It is at least a possibility.
The Mets, dealing with several holes in their rotation, including the possible loss of ace right-hander Jacob deGrom, spoke with Verlander by Zoom last week, according to major-league sources.
Verlander, the unanimous 2022 American League Cy Young winner, is a free agent. So are deGrom and two other members of the Mets’ 2022 rotation, Chris Bassitt and Taijuan Walker. The Mets met last week with Japanese right-hander Kodai Senga, and have been in contact with another free agent, Jameson Taillon, sources say.
The New York Post reported Saturday that the Mets are “considering” Verlander. The discussions between the parties indicate that the team’s interest in Verlander is more than simply theoretical. The Post, however, also reported the Mets believe they will re-sign deGrom if their offer to him is close to or equal to the others he receives.