"The Mets probably have the most pitching depth in the big leagues," a high-ranking, NL executive told Lemire, adding that he had never heard of a team being so inactive on the pitching market.
“Obviously, we’re happy with the depth that we have," Sandy Alderson replied, noting he added several young minor league pitchers to his 40-man roster that will compete in big-league camp.
Matthew Cerrone: The Cardinals added five pitchers. So, I'm not that worried. This number is simply a result of need. And, the fact is, the Mets don't need pitching. They need hitters. As long as Alderson is prepared to use his young pitchers in a variety of roles, which is something he said he planned to do last season, he should be fine. By my count, 20 of the 23 pitchers on his 40-man roster can all be counted on to pitch for the Mets if needed this season. This is the least of Alderson's problems. His fate in 2015 will be determined by how the health of and productivity from David Wright, Daniel Murphy, Curtis Granderson, Lucas Duda, Michael Cuddyer and Travis d'Arnaud.