At the moment, the Mets already have one of the best starting rotations in the entire league, but that doesn't mean they can't add more depth.
Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen is still on the hunt to perfect his 2019 roster, and according to The Athletic's Ken Rosenthal, free agent starters LHP Derek Holland and RHP Josh Tomlin are reportedly on their radar.
Holland has one of the hotter markets right now, as the Reds, Giants, and Rangers have been linked to him this offseason. The 32-year-old pitched to the tune of a 3.57 ERA with 169 strikeouts over 171.1 innings (36 games) last season with the Giants. It was a big turnaround from his previous season with the White Sox, where he had an awful 6.20 ERA over 29 games.
Holland would provide another lefty arm in the rotation to even out the group. Right now, Steven Matz and Jason Vargas are the two lefties in the bunch.
Tomlin, on the other hand, has a tie to the Mets in manager Mickey Callaway. The 34-year-old had Callaway as his pitching coach with the Indians, where Tomlin has been since 2010.
But Tomlin's role changed with Cleveland in 2018. He was mainly used as a reliever, seeing only nine appearances as a spot starter. Overall, he owned a 6.14 ERA over 70.1 innings.
While searching for starting pitching, the Mets are also looking at the reliever market, with Rosenthal saying left-handers in partciular.