Mets and Rick Porcello agree on one-year, $10 million pact

What does the addition of Rick Porcello mean for the Mets’ rotation — and their bullpen

What does the addition of Rick Porcello mean for the Mets’ rotation — and their bullpen

On Wednesday, the New York Mets agreed to terms with free-agent starter Michael Wacha - a seeming buy-low addition to help fill out their rotation.

Former Red Sox righty Rick Porcello has found a new home in the National League, agreeing to a one-year deal with the Mets.

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The 2016 American League Cy Young victor will earn $10 million, according to MLB Network's Jon Heyman.

Porcello went 73-55 (.570) in five seasons with the Red Sox, compiling a 4.43 ERA.

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Perez, 28, has a career mark of 53-56 with a 4.72 ERA in eight Major League Baseball seasons, the first seven of which came with the Texas Rangers, where he posted double-digit wins in 2013, 2016 and 2017. This past year, Porcello posted a record of 14-12 with an ERA of 5.52 and a WHIP of 1.394.

The benefit of this one-year deal for Porcello is that, if he has a bounce-back season, he can potentially leverage that into a multi-year contract next offseason. He likely feels he can get more money next offseason if he has a solid year, so he should be plenty motivated to perform well in NY. He struck out 143 batters and walked 45 through 32 starts (174.1 total innings pitched).

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