MLB Rumors: Two Remaining Free Agents Are "Long Shots" For New York Mets

As the New York Mets continue to look for that final piece for their bullpen, it appears more and more that two names that they've been linked with, lefties Zack Britton and Andrew Chafin, are looking unlikely. 

According to SNY's Andy Martino:

With spring training a few weeks away, the Mets bolstering their bullpen with either Andrew Chafin or Zack Britton -- two of the top relievers left on the free agent market -- is unlikely.

Chafin and Britton "seem like longshots" for the Mets, due in part to the team's desire to add optionable bullpen arms at this point.

The Mets' bullpen has been bolstered in the offseason already, and as noted on, they already have five who are locks to make the Opening Day roster: Edwin DiazDavid RobertsonAdam OttavinoBrooks Raley, and Drew Smith

Right-hander John Curtiss is said to have the inside track at a 6th job, with several other arms that could be in the mix as well, including David PetersonTylor MegillJeff BrighamElieser Hernandez, and Bryce Montes de Oca

Peterson and Megill are also options for the rotation should one of the Starting Five go down to injury. 

As for Britton and Chafin, there's no shortage of teams vying for their services, as we reported today on no less than nine clubs in on the bidding, per Ken Rosenthal. 

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