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MLB Free Agency Rumors: Mets “in hard” to land Kevin Gausman

Written by Doug Rush

MLB Free Agency Rumors: New York Mets “in hard” to land Kevin Gausman.

Billy Eppler has been aggressive this weekend. He has three new players for the New York Mets and is apparently trying to add a fourth.

The Mets are reportedly “all in” on trying to land free agent pitcher Kevin Gausman.

Gausman was 14-6 with a 2.81 ERA in 33 starts this year for the San Francisco Giants and has been a top priority for the Mets since the start of their free agency spending spree. The Mets rotation has a lot of questions surrounding it, as Jacob deGrom is the ace, but only pitched half the season due to injuries.

The Mets let Noah Syndergaard walk away and are likely not re-signing Marcus Stroman, who feels the Mets have ignored him this winter.

That leaves Taijuan Walker, Tylor McGill and David Peterson from a last year’s rotation, thus, why the Mets are being aggressive in their pursuit for Gausman.

About the author

Doug Rush

Doug Rush is entering his 18th season as a writer. His career dates back to when he was with The Asbury Park Press covering high school football, The Harlem Globetrotters and The Lakewood Blueclaws.


In 2009, he joined Bleacher Report, covering the New York Yankees and New York Giants, amassing over 2 million reader views.


After 2013, he left B/R to join Sports Media 101 to cover the Yankees and Giants. While with Sports Media 101, Rush was named to the Pro Football Writers Association of America. He was there until July of 2016.

In January of 2018, Rush joined USA Today as part of the Giants Wire staff to cover the Giants. He is still currently with them, as he does weekly analysis for them during the season.


In September of 2021, Rush joined Pro Sports Extra, where he will be covering MLB, the NFL, NBA, WWE and AEW.


Doug is from Toms River, New Jersey where he has two children, Carson and Peyton.