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New York Mets Hope to Re-Sign Adam Ottavino

The Mets are hoping to re-sign their best reliever from last season, not named Edwin Diaz.
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The Mets have interest in retaining one of their setup men from last season.

According to Mike Mayer of Metsmerized, the Mets would love to bring back Adam Ottavino, however, they realize he will cost significantly more this time around.

Last year, the Mets got Ottavino on a steal of a one-year, $4 million contract. The righty thus went out and posted a major bounce back campaign: 2.06 ERA with 79 strikeouts across 65.2 innings. 

Ottavino mainly handled the eighth inning as the final bridge to elite closer Edwin Diaz in the ninth. The Mets already re-signed Diaz to a record-setting $102 million contract with deferrals. 

Ottavino, who turns 37 on Tuesday, will certainly draw a deal higher than the $4 million pact he signed last year. In addition to Ottavino, the Mets have seen the majority of its quality bullpen arms hit the free agent market: Seth Lugo, Mychal Givens, Tommy Hunter, Joely Rodriguez, Trevor May and Trevor Williams.

The Mets have made several moves to bolster their pitching depth, claiming Stephen Ridings, Tayler Saucedo and William Woods off waivers. They also acquired Elieser Hernandez and Jeff Brigham from the Miami Marlins via trade.

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As Jon Heyman of The New York Post also reported, there is mutual interest between Ottavino and the Mets.

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