Mets manager Mickey Callaway couldn't officially comment on Friday on the Mets' two-year deal with LHP Jason Vargas since the deal is pending a physical. But he discussed what Vargas would bring to the table.
"I don't think you can have too much pitching," Callaway said. "In our case, that would be wonderful."
"He can pitch. He's a guy that goes out there, does his job. Tremendous teammate, and he gave us some fits when we were facing him in Cleveland."
Regarding the potential of the Mets using a six-man rotation, Callaway made it sound like that was unlikely.
"Now that they've added more off-days, that can be challenging to actually pitch six pitchers, because then guys are pitching on their seventh day and things like that," he said. "And that's probably a little too long to keep guys in. ... I think what you can do is make sure you utilize those off-days to rest guys properly, and keep guys where they need to be physically so we can make it through the season."
With the addition of Vargas, the Mets have Noah Syndergaard, Jacob deGrom and Vargas locked in to spots in the starting rotation. Beyond that, they have Matt Harvey, Steven Matz, Zack Wheeler, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Chris Flexen, and Rafael Montero.
Watch Callaway's full Friday press conference below...