Mets and Manaea agree to 2-year contract (source)…

  • The Mets were looking for a rotation helper this winter, and that search led to the acquisition of an experienced left-handed hitter.
    The Mets and veteran left-hander Sean Manaea have agreed to terms on a two-year, $28 million contract that includes the right to opt out after the 2024 season, sources told’s Mark Feinsand on Monday.
    Once completed, the move (which the team has not confirmed) will further transform New York’s rotation under new President of Baseball Operations David Stearns.
    Manaea, who turns 32 on February 1, is an eight-year veteran who posted a 7-6 record with a 4.
    44 ERA in 117 2/3 innings for the Giants last season.
    He spent most of the year bouncing back and forth between the rotation and the bullpen, but performed well, posting a 2.
    25 ERA in four starts in September.
    Manaea’s 7 scoreless innings.

In these appearances, Manaea showed promise to become a reliable mid-rotation starter by the second half of 2021, starting an American League-leading 32 games for the Athletics and posting a 3.
91 ERA.
The following season, however, he experienced the worst year of his career with the Padres, and although he initially struggled in San Francisco, he added a sweeper to his pitching lineup midway through the season, first as a center fielder, and then back into the rotation, where he found success.
He finished 2023 with a career-high strikeout-per-nine ratio (9.
Overall, Manaea has a career record of 65-56 with a 4.
10 ERA in 1,002 2/3 innings over eight seasons with the Athletics, Padres and Giants.
His career ERA+ is exactly the league average (100) in 196 career games played (166 starts).

In New York, Manaea appears to be at the tail end of a rotation that has changed significantly in recent months, starting with Billy Eppler and now with Sterns.
After Eppler traded Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander at last year’s trade deadline, Kodai Senga and Jose Quintana will be the group’s only full-time holdovers starting in 2023, along with Tyler Megill, Jose Butt, and Joey.



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