The New York Mets have zero reason to miss out on the Yamamoto sweepstakes. The organization is under the richest owner being Steve Cohen.
New York’s starting rotation went from being considered as a top three rotation in April to being bottom 10 by October. Rookie Kodai Senga, who was in his first year playing in America, was the standout pitcher that took the mound every five days.
Senga, just like Yoshinobu Yamamoto, pitched in Japan and dominated. It was reported several weeks ago that Kodai Senga had talks with Yamamoto and was the Mets’ unofficial ‘recruiter’ in hopes of improving New York’s starting five. Senga particularly liked how the Mets helped him transition to the States’ and helped him settle into the Majors.
The Mets possibly having a 1-2 Senga-Yamamoto punch is dangerous and could put the team back in playoff conversations.