Wandy Peralta, Mets Target, Signs Four-Year Deal With Padres

Ken Rosenthal and Dennis T. Lin of The Athletic report that left-handed reliever Wandy Peralta, a former Mets target, is inking a four-year contract with the San Diego Padres.

Three player opt-outs are included in the $16.5 million contract.

It is rather surprising that Peralta received a four-year deal, especially in light of other recent contracts signed by relievers in a comparable class, like as Hector Neris’ one-year (plus-year club option) agreement with the Chicago Cubs.

After Adam Ottavino was just re-signed for a one-year contract worth $4.5 million, SNY’s Andy Martino reported on Tuesday that the Mets are considering adding another experienced reliever to the bullpen.

The Mets could have liked Wandy Peralta, but it makes sense that they weren’t really interested in signing him to a four-year contract.

After three outstanding seasons with the Yankees, the 32-year-old has a career 3.88 ERA. Over 165 appearances and 153 innings, Peralta’s stats from 2021 to 2023 are 2.82 ERA and 1.18 WHIP.

The Mets might take a look at Ryne Stanek, Jake Diekman, Phil Maton, and Peralta now that he is not available. However, Martino stated that Stanek’s price would probably need to drop.

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