New York Mets
Steve Cohen said that he would spend whatever it takes to turn the Mets into a winner. He certainly lived up to his end of the bargain during the 2021-22 offseason as the Mets made several major splashes en route to a 101 win season.
But that does not mean that the Mets can just coast into the offseason. They still have a lot of work to do, especially when it comes to the rotation. Jacob deGrom, Chris Bassitt, and Taijuan Walker are all free agents, leaving the Mets with plenty of holes to fill.
Even if deGrom does return, the Mets are going to need to find other pieces in the rotation. Senga would work well in Bassitt’s previous spot, slotting in as their third starter while having the potential to be far more. The Mets may not have three aces atop the rotation, but they would still have a formidable trio.
Senga would also be more than just another potentially solid arm for the rotation. He would be someone that the Mets could use to expand into the Japanese market, a source of revenue that had not been there before. The Mets would suddenly be much more interesting to fans overseas as they would have a reason to watch every fifth game at minimum.
Kodai Senga may not be someone that can replace Jacob deGrom, but he can be a solid piece for the New York Mets going forward.