3 Best Remaining Free Agent Targets for the Mets

Tyler Maher
Three free agents the New York Mets should still consider signing.
Three free agents the New York Mets should still consider signing. / ASSOCIATED PRESS
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As expected, the New York Mets have been one of the busiest and most aggressive teams in free agency this winter. The team has already spent a ton of money on its offseason haul of Edwin Diaz, Verlander, Brandon Nimmo, Kodai Senga, Jose Quintana and David Robertson, running up a record-setting payroll in the process.

That doesn't mean the Mets are done, though, as they still have several holes to fill. Here are three remaining MLB free agents that New York should consider signing.

Mets Free Agency

1. Carlos Rodon, SP

While the Mets already landed an ace in Verlander to pair with Max Scherzer, they could go for the throat and build a super-rotation by acquiring Carlos Rodon as well. He'd give the team a big lefty starter to help balance out the right-handed dominance of Verlander and deGrom. He's also considerably younger than both of them at age 30, making him more likely to stay healthy and providing insurance in the event that Verlander and/or Scherzer get hurt or fall off. A rotation of Verlander, Scherzer, Rodon, Sengai and Quintana would be an absolute nightmare for opponents, especially in the postseason.

2. Chris Bassitt, SP

Rodon will be expensive, but bringing back Chris Bassitt would be more affordable if the Mets are looking to save some money. Bassitt shined with New York last year, going 15-9 with a 3.42 ERA and proving he could handle the bright lights of the Big Apple after coming over from Oakland. The 33-year-old righty has quietly been one of the better starters in baseball over the past four seasons and still looks like a great fit for the Mets on paper if they really want to go all-out in their rotation.

3. J.D. Martinez, DH

If the Mets want a more reliable everyday designated hitter than Daniel Vogelbach, J.D. Martinez could be a good option. The five-time All-Star is one of the most accomplished hitters in baseball and still has plenty of juice left in his bat after slashing .274/.341/.448 with 60 extra-base hits last year. A veteran clubhouse leader with championship experience from his time with the Boston Red Sox, Martinez also helps out as a de facto hitting coach, so his value extends beyond the numbers he puts up in the box score.

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