An Ideal New York Mets Offseason

An Ideal New York Mets Offseason

Ethan Schwam

The MLB Offseason is filled with headlining acquisitions, and with new team owner Steve Cohen purchasing the New York Mets with the goal in mind of making the team a serious contender once again, the team looks poised to make some big moves this winter. Here are 3 moves that I see reasonable for the Mets to make and help the team get over the hump and make its first playoff appearance since the 2016 season. 

  • Sign George Springer to a 5 year deal

The Mets do have a hole to fill in center field. Brandon Nimmo has underperformed with the bat in his stint as Mets centerfielder, and with defensive weapon Jake Marisnick set to hit free agency once again, the club needs a center fielder that can do it all. Springer is just the player that fills the team’s need, as he had 5 20+ home run seasons as a Houston Astro which shows he can serve as a middle of the order bat in an already plus Mets lineup, and he also is capable of producing above average defensive metrics to make him a solid centerfielder all around. Widely regarded as one of the best ba ts among the free agents available, this would be a perfect get for this Mets team. 

  • Sign Charlie Morton and Jason Castro

This pitcher-catcher battery would help the Mets fill holes in starting pitching and catching positions created by the buyout of Wilson Ramos and the Noah Syndergaard injury that will keep him out for the beginning of next season. The Mets chose to let Ramos walk after a horrible defensive season at catcher and below average offensive output, and obviously Syndergaard will not be ready to go in April after Tommy John surgery, so these two free agents could help the team out greatly. Morton, coming off a bit of a down year but has turned in good stats in the past, has expressed interest in playing on the east coast after spending a couple years in Tampa Bay, so he could be a solid low-cost option to fill out the rotation. Castro, widely regarded as a plus defensive catcher, also turned in decent offensive numbers last season. He could be a good option if the team is not willing to spend on top catching free agent J.T. Realmuto this winter. 

  • Trade for Francisco Lindor

Lindor has been heavily brought up in trade talks, as a retooling Indians club could be looking to get a large prospect haul for the star shortstop. The Mets have the pieces to shape a deal for Lindor and his one year left on his contract. Young infielders such as Andres Gimenez, top prospect Ronny Mauricio, current starter Amed Rosario, and Dom Smith have all been rumored to be asked about by the Indians in a potential package for their top infielder, so it is evident that both teams have expressed interest in wanting to make a deal. For the Mets, prying Lindor away from Cleveland would add a stud to their lineup. He is a perennial All Star who dazzles with the bat and in the field, and it would be the Mets’ biggest acquisition to recent date if they traded for him


Overall, the Mets and the rest of the MLB are geared up for an offseason like no other, and we will be left waiting to see where top free agents signed and which potential trade candidates will be dealt. Find out who ends up where with coverage across all major sports networks as free agency starts to heat up, and familiar faces begin to wear new jerseys on new teams.