The Mets Should Steal This Free Agent Away From the Braves

Adam Taylor McKillop
The New York Mets should steal free agent Grant Dayton away from the Atlanta Braves.
The New York Mets should steal free agent Grant Dayton away from the Atlanta Braves. / PATRICK DOVE/TCPALM / USA TODAY NETWORK
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After a frenzy of offseason spending, the New York Mets look to be on track for a deep postseason run in 2022. Owner Steve Cohen has showcased his ability to spend big and make splashes thanks to maneuvers adding names like Max Scherzer, Chris Bassitt, Eduardo Escobar and Adam Ottavino.

That shouldn't stop the free-spending Cohen from continuing to round out this roster top to bottom. With that in mind, the Mets should steal free agent Grant Dayton away from the Atlanta Braves.

Mets Free Agency

It doesn't seem like the Mets will need to make any additional blockbuster deals after a very successful offseason push from the front office. But, there's still areas on the roster that could use tweaking and a left-handed bullpen arm is arguably the biggest.

Dayton fits that mould after three years in Atlanta. The 34-year-old lefty is coming off of an injury-riddled campaign in which he only pitched 13.0 innings. He was a very capable bullpen arm prior to this year, pitching to a 3.02 ERA and 1.119 WHIP in the prior four seasons.

The Mets' 3.90 bullpen ERA was a top-10 mark last year, but this team has a World Series in their sights. It'll take a complete roster from top to bottom to make that happen and an important lefty arm in the back of the pen does wonders.

New York has no lefty relievers on the active roster as they enter the season with +1100 odds (T-3rd) to win the World Series on FanDuel Sportsbook.

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