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MIAMI, FL - JULY 26: J.T. Realmuto #11 of the Miami Marlins singles in the eighth inning against the Washington Nationals at Marlins Park on July 26, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JULY 26: J.T. Realmuto #11 of the Miami Marlins singles in the eighth inning against the Washington Nationals at Marlins Park on July 26, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
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First Base: Jose Abreu

I’ve already written about the idea of the Mets targetting Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu this offseason. The more I think about it, the more I like it even if Peter Alonso lovers attack.

Abreu gives the Mets the right-handed power bat they so desperately need. Imagine, once Yoenis Cespedes returns, these two could hit back-to-back in the lineup. Or, if we’re especially lucky, one of the lefties could hit between them.

Next season is the final year of Abreu’s contract. While the White Sox could turn things around and look to build in the future with him, it would make more sense to trade Abreu and get even more young talent in return.

The Mets offer one of the best immediate replacements for Abreu in Alonso. The problem here is that the Mets would trade one year guaranteed of Abreu for the possibility of several monster seasons from Alonso. This is a major risk and one I’m not so sure the Mets should make.

There are other players the Mets could trade for Abreu. Considering his one year of remaining control, the price may not be extensive.

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