The Mets may want to bolster their pitching staff even more this season, as they have been discussing the addition of free-agent reliever Greg Holland, per NorthJersey.com's Matt Ehalt.
However, it now appears a deal for Holland is unlikely, but the door isn't entirely shut on the idea.
Holland is one of the last bigger-name pitchers on the free agent market. He turned down the Rockies' one-year qualifying offer worth $17.4 million following a 41-save season last year. However, he hasn't signed elsewhere since.
The Mets do have a set bullpen as the new year begins Thursday. Jeurys Familia is their closer with Jerry Blevins and A.J. Ramos as their two prominent setup men. But all three will be free agents next offseason.
If the Mets are to add Holland to the roster before the MLB Draft this year, they must get rid of their second-round pick and $500,000 in international signing money.
Last season with Colorado, Holland owned a 3.61 ERA and 1.15 WHIP on his way to 41 saves over 57.1 innings pitched. He notched 70 strikeouts to 26 walks as well.