The signing of veteran lefty Jason Vargas prompted GM Sandy Alderson to say the team is "pretty much where we want to be." But the signing has left some on the Mets' pitching staff wondering where they stand within the rotation.
The Mets have always been looking for another starter this offseason, and Vargas doesn't only fill that void, but he brings with him veteran knowledge and leadership to a young talented group of pitchers in the starting rotation.
"Not only do we have another guy that can go out there and pitch effectively, we've deepened our team," manager Mickey Callaway noted. "We've added to our depth and probably strengthened our bullpen in a role. He brings a lot not just to the dynamic of our team, but team leadership."