The New York Mets have the ability to control the free agent market this offseason but there are only three players who are worth overspending for.
With Major League Baseball free agency underway and with affluent New York Mets owner Steve Cohen officially in office, the Mets offseason that has been yearned for by all Flushing faithful is finally here. While Cohen and Sandy Alderson have some decisions to make on the front office personnel, once those decisions have been made it can be expected it will be all systems go on acquiring Major League talent in free agency.
The Mets certainly have an advantage that many other organizations around the league will not have this offseason and that is an influx of cash to spend with a new billionaire owner. While many teams have already begun cutting costs by declining club options on players, the Mets will be looking to take on costs this offseason especially with a few significant contracts coming off the books that include Yoenis Cespedes, Wilson Ramos, Jed Lowrie, and Rick Porcello.
The Mets front office has the opportunity to flex its muscles early and often this offseason and it may take that flexing to land a couple of desired players. It will be very hard to imagine the Mets being outbid by any team this offseason to land a premier target.
While I don’t believe the Mets should spend recklessly this offseason, I do believe there are three free agents available that are worth overspending for if it comes down to it. Without further ado let’s take a look at those three free agents that are worth overspending for this winter.