New York Mets: Three moves Steve Cohen should make

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Lock up the New York Mets core now

The New York Mets have a solid collection of young players. It is time to start locking them up for the long term.

Two key pieces of the roster are set to become free agents following the 2021 campaign. Both Michael Conforto and Noah Syndergaard have been integral to the Mets success over the years, but both come with question marks. Syndergaard has not been able to stay healthy, making his 2021 season crucial to his future. Conforto also had injury questions, but has been healthy over the past three years and has established himself as a dangerous power hitter.

The quest to extend their top talent should also go beyond those in arbitration. Pete Alonso is the future face of the franchise, and should be locked in as soon as possible. Pieces such as Dominic Smith and Jeff McNeil would also be worth an extension, especially as both players could be a bargain.

Obviously, this is a two way street. The Mets may want to extend all of those players, and others, but there has to be mutual interest. However, even if the Mets were to lock in a couple of those players, it would set a tone that Cohen is ready to spend to make the team successful on the diamond.

Sometimes the best thing a team can do is to take care of their own. The New York Mets should look to do exactly that.