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Mets: Seven under-the-radar free agents for them to consider

WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 07: Greg Holland #56 of the Washington Nationals pitches in the seventh inning against the Atlanta Braves at Nationals Park on August 7, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 07: Greg Holland #56 of the Washington Nationals pitches in the seventh inning against the Atlanta Braves at Nationals Park on August 7, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images) /
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Greg Holland – RHP

Following a 2017 campaign where Greg Holland recorded a 3.61 ERA and 41 saves with the Colorado Rockies, he joined the St. Louis Cardinals and had an abysmal start to the year. After appearing in 32 games for the Cardinals, over 25.0 innings, Holland posted a 7.92 ERA.

Still, he was picked up by the Washington Nationals and had a late resurgence.

In 24 games, Holland pitched 21.1 innings and posted an ERA of 0.84, dropping his season’s total ERA to 4.66. Holland may not be the elite closer he once was, but last season he showed he can still pitch at a high level and is definitely worth considering.

The Mets need bullpen help. Holland may be a guy they could use.

Matt Wieters – C

Matt Wieters made a name for himself as a catcher with the Baltimore Orioles. While there, he was a four-time All-Star and two-time Gold Glove winner before he joined the Nationals for the 2017 season. In 2018, Wieters missed significant time with injuries and only appeared in 76 games, where he batted .238 with 8 home runs, 30 RBIs and a .330 OBP.

While Yasmani Grandal and Wilson Ramos had more productive seasons at catcher last year, that comes with a higher price tag to sign them. Wieters could be a low risk-high reward signing for the Mets, as he could be signed for much less money.

His prime years are clearly in the past. However, if he does stay healthy, Wieters can outperform expectations and become a huge bargain.

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