New York Mets: Simulating the offseason

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Finding some depth for the bench

Those moves left the New York Mets in need of depth in the outfield and behind the plate. For the purposes of this simulation, we wanted strong defensive players in both spots. In regards to the outfield, we looked for someone capable of playing center, and could handle all three positions.

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We landed that in Jarrod Dyson, who received a one year deal worth $1.25 million. After cycling through the likes of Keon Broxton, Carlos Gomez, and Rajai Davis in their quest to find outfield depth, Dyson was a worthwhile gamble. His .230/.313/.320 batting line is not impressive, but Dyson still managed to steal 30 bases and continued to play excellent defense at all three outfield positions. As a fourth outfielder, he would be a good fit.

The quest for a strong defensive catcher led to Alex Avila, who we signed to a one year deal worth $2 million. Avila did not have the best season with the bat, producing a .207/.353/.421 batting line with nine homers and eight doubles. However, in just 54 games behind the plate, he saved seven runs and threw out 52% of would be base stealers.

One area that we left alone was third base. Yes, Todd Frazier is likely to depart in free agency, but the Mets have internal options. With Jeff McNeil and J.D. Davis on the roster, either could slot in as the primary third baseman. With that being the case, adding another player to the mix at the hot corner did not feel necessary.

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Realistically, the New York Mets are not likely to make many big moves, and the signings made were done to reflect that. Let us know your thoughts!