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Mets: Three sneaky free agent moves that can improve the Mets in 2021

DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 12: James McCann #33 of the Chicago White Sox throws a baseball during the game against the Detroit Tigers at at Comerica Park on August 12, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. The White Sox defeated the Tigers 7-5. (Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - AUGUST 12: James McCann #33 of the Chicago White Sox throws a baseball during the game against the Detroit Tigers at at Comerica Park on August 12, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. The White Sox defeated the Tigers 7-5. (Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
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PHILADELPHIA, PA – AUGUST 12: A baseball hat and a glove sit on the bench in the dugout before a game between the New York Mets and the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on August 12, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies won 3-1. (Photo by Hunter Martin/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***

This upcoming offseason, there are three under the radar free agents the New York Mets should pursue to improve the ballclub in 2021.

All eyes around the league will be on the New York Mets this upcoming winter with billionaire Steve Cohen taking reins of the team as soon as November. Many Mets fans have already begun making their wish lists on which players they would like to don the orange and blue next spring.

We can state the obvious that the general consensus around Mets nation is that ownership should do whatever it takes to lock up catcher J.T. Realmuto and starting pitcher Trevor Bauer this offseason. Both will fill an immediate need at the catching position and as an arm in a depleted starting rotation. Both players are also going to command a high price on the market as they are two of the most coveted players that will be hitting free agency this winter.

For the record, I am hoping the Mets can acquire Realmuto and/or Bauer this upcoming offseason as it will easily upgrade the team at positions they have glaring holes at. But looking on the other side of the spectrum there is much other work to be done to fill out the rest of the Mets roster next spring, and there are a few under the radar moves that the front office can make to build a winner next season.

The three free agents I believe the Mets should sign this upcoming offseason include one of the most underrated catchers in baseball, a reliable reliever who has a proven track record, and a starting pitcher that can provide the Mets with depth and quality innings in the middle of their rotation.

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