After turning down his $6.75 million player option after being unable to secure a multi-year deal, Adam Ottavino rejoins the Mets on a 1/$4.5 million deal. His option contained deferred money, so he may not be as bad off as it appears on first glance. But it works out well for the Mets, who bring back a veteran arm who has served them well the past two years. Also, it still leaves roughly $6 million left for the Mets to add another player, assuming Andy Martino’s earlier reporting of the Mets having around $10 million budgeted for players this year is correct.

Ottavino had a solid 3.21 ERA in 61.2 IP for the Mets last year. But that came with a 4.52 FIP, suggesting that he was fortunate with his results. Ottavino had an ugly 4.29 BB/9 number last year but that was made up for some with an outstanding 56.3 GB%, his highest since 2016. He finished the year with a 2.28 ERA and a 1.229 WHIP over his final 27.2 IP. But that also came with a 4.05 FIP. Ottavino will be in his age-38 season in 2024.

7 comments on “Mets bring back Adam Ottavino for third season

  • TexasGusCC

    Yawn. Not expecting much. Trending negatively and can’t hold runners….

    • TexasGusCC

      (Where is that edit button)

      So, if he turned down the first amount because he wasn’t sure if the direction of the team, now that we know they are running a draw play on 3rd and 27, he wants to sign?

  • Mike W

    Good value signing. Glad to see that we signed him.

    I would still hope that they sign Ryan Stanek.

    • Brian Joura

      Yeah, I wouldn’t have been happy giving him a two-year deal but I think this was a good signing..

  • NYM6986

    Solid piece that contributed the last few years and at a discount? Would still like to see some of the pieces that Stearns picked up be successful. But I’ll take a veteran presence where we are certainly lacking. Now let’s spend the rest of the money.

  • T.J.


  • Metsense

    At $4.5m this was a good signing. I agree with Gus though. At 38 and trending downward I don’t have much confidence that he will repeat his previous performance. Now sign Wandy Peralta, a lefty, and get ready for spring training.

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