Spring Training is still weeks away, but we already have an idea of what some of the battles for a spot on the New York Mets may look like.
The New York Mets have had a very active offseason thus far and have made big moves to hopefully fill some of the various holes on the roster.
Coming into the offseason, New York needed to add some depth in the bullpen, acquire a fifth starter, a natural center fielder as a fourth outfielder and possibly a new back up catcher. To this point, they have checked most of those boxes.
The biggest move so far has been bringing in relief pitcher Dellin Betances, who signed with the club on a one-year deal on Christmas Eve.
In addition, they signed starters Rick Porcello and Michael Wacha to compete for the fifth spot in the rotation, traded for center fielder Jake Marisnick, and re-signed reliever Brad Brach to add depth to the bullpen.
While they have made several moves to help strengthen the team going into 2020, there are still rumors of trade surrounding players like Jed Lowrie and Dominic Smith which could open up some new opportunities before Spring Training begins. There are some roles on the team that are not necessarily locks either.
To fill those roles, they could go and sign a few more free agents, but they also have some decent talent currently in their minor league system who could get called upon to help fill them. When Spring Training begins, we can expect these three minor leaguers to battle with others for a roster spot.