The Mets had quite the year as for the first time since the year 2000, the Amazin’s Mets found themselves in the World Series. However, there is still so much left on this roster to improve as they seek their first World Series title since 1986.
So the first step on winning the 2016 World Series is managing this year’s offseason as we will breakdown the options and who the best candidates are for the Mets.
There are plenty of big fish in the sea this offseason and hopefully Christmas comes a little early for the Mets this offseason.
Some of the biggest names on the free agent market include Jason Heyward, David Price, Justin Upton, Zack Greinke, and Yoenis Cespedes. Their biggest needs include shortstop, a set up man, and an outfielder that can preferably hit leadoff and platoon in centerfield with Juan Lagares.
So what three free agents make most sense for the New York Mets?
Our votes go to Dexter Fowler, Ian Desmond, and Darren O’Day. This not only meets all of the Mets needs but it also makes the most sense from a financial standpoint as they could ink all of these players on moderately short term deals in the 3 to 4-year range.
Many fans may want the Mets to break the bank on bringing back Cespedes or Heyward but those are just contracts that they would regret down the road.
Fowler is a missing piece to the Mets puzzle and it would be foolish to not make a bid for this guy. Fowler has the speed and contact in a potential leadoff hitter that the Mets just really haven’t had since Jose Reyes.
He would also provide insurance to the current Mets outfield that has injury history. Darren O’Day put up some of the best numbers in baseball last year and his unorthodox delivery motion makes him an interesting option out of the bullpen for the Mets.
After having to face one of the Mets power arms then inserting O’Day in relief would throw off the bats of the opponents. Then there is finally Desmond who is the best shortstop on the market.
It may be time to bring over from the dark side and into our own hands and also do something that the Mets haven’t really had since Jose Reyes, a franchise-caliber shortstop.