Mets News: J.T. Realmuto, Charlie Morton predicted to sign with the Mets
By Tim Boyle
According to the predictions made by MLB Trade Rumors, the only two top 50 free agents the New York Mets will sign this winter are J.T. Realmuto and Charlie Morton.
This offseason should be an exciting one for the New York Mets. However, if you believe what MLB Trade Rumors has predicted, it might not meet your expectations.
In their top 50 free agent prediction post, the team over at MLB Trade Rumors believe a pair of free agents end up signing with the Mets. Pleasing for many, and not so much surprising, J.T. Realmuto is Flushing-bound.
A little more of a shock, Charlie Morton is the only other man in their top 50 ready to get a deal from Steve Cohen.
There are a few takeaways from this prediction. While they miss more than they hit in their predictions, it’s definitely a punch to the gut to see the Mets go out and add so little in free agency.
Realmuto would be great behind the plate and adding Morton to the rotation would be a nice one-year solution. It doesn’t make the Mets all that much better as it fails to address their greatest need on the pitching staff to the extent it needs.
Meanwhile, the predictions have Trevor Bauer going to the Los Angeles Dodgers, George Springer going to the Chicago White Sox, and Marcus Stroman going to the Los Angeles Angels. These are by no means ridiculous predictions. For so few players to land with the Mets, though, feels nothing short of disappointing.
I know a lot of people have grandiose ideas of what the first winter with Steve Cohen as the owner will look like. Often, whenever we ask fans to make a selection on social media, they want it all. It’s not a choice between Bauer or Stroman. The Mets should haven’t to pick Realmuto or Springer. They should get them all.
Realistically, the truth probably lies somewhere in the middle. MLB Trade Rumors doesn’t seem to believe the Mets are going to be able to attract an army of top free agents to Citi Field next year. If Realmuto and Morton are it, the fans are going to be sorely disappointing.
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