3 Chicago Cubs pitchers that the New York Mets may be interested in
3 Chicago Cubs pitchers that New York Mets may be interested in - Adbert Alzolay
At the start of 2021 season, the idea was that the Chicago Cubs were developing Adbert Alzolay to be a long-term fixture in the team's starting rotation. After posting a 4.58 ERA in 125.2 innings pitched in 2021, the 2022 campaign figured to be an important mark in Alzolay's career, however, a shoulder injury forced the starting pitcher to miss most of the season. Alzolay returned in September and pitched exclusively out of the bullpen where he posted a 3.38 ERA in 13.1 innings pitched.
It would appear that the Cubs prefer Alzolay to pitch out of the bullpen as he will be used, at least to begin the season, exclusively as a reliever. While Alzolay has the pitch mix and velocity to be an effective reliever, it is possible that the other teams may value him more as a long-term starting pitcher. The Mets could be one of those teams.