The Mets are likely to be without Johan Santana to start the season, which leaves them in need of at least one additional starting pitcher. However, two sources indicated to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News that they won't look to sign or trade for another arm.
There are plenty of options on the trade market including starters from the Dodgers’ surplus like Aaron Harang, Chris Capuano, and Ted Lilly and Rick Porcello of the Tigers. Chien-Ming Wang has interest frm the Yankees and others as he pitches in the World Baseball Classic and former Met Chris Young will be available if he doesn't make the cut with the Nationals.
Jeremy Hefner will most likely begin the year in the rotation but Collin McHugh and Jenrry Mejia are also in the mix. The Mets may actually have two holes to fill thanks to Shaun Marcum's lingering shoulder issues which have kept him from making his second Grapefruit League start.