The New York Mets will have a decision on their hands this winter in regards to whether J.T. Realmuto or Michael Conforto take priority in their first big spend of the offseason.
This upcoming offseason will be one of the most exciting offseasons in recent New York Mets fans’ memories with new owner Steve Cohen expected to take the reins of the team after garnering owner approval in November. The possibilities that await are endless, as we are all waiting on pins and needles to see how Cohen orchestrates the moves the Mets make this winter.
One discussion surrounding Mets fans that will be highly debatable leading up to this winter’s potential spending spree will be what deep pocket move should Steve Cohen and our General Manager make first. That first potential move that Steve Cohen will dig deep into his pockets for could include one of two National League East stars.
There is the popular idea among fans that the Mets should break the bank for upcoming free agent catcher J.T. Realmuto from the division rival Philadelphia Phillies. It’s a rightfully sound argument, as the Mets will not only have an opportunity to steal a critical piece from a division rival, but they will also be set up at the catching position for the future.
There is also the suggestion that the front office should find a way to lock up their homegrown star outfielder in Michael Conforto who will be entering his walk year next season. Conforto seems to be putting it all together this season and beginning to hit the prime of his career.
Each player is a star in this league in their own right, and while Realmuto is the catcher the Mets have long coveted, they can also ill afford to lose Michael Conforto after next season. Which move should be a bigger priority for the Mets front office? Let’s take a look at both possibilities.