With the non-tender deadline now in the past, some intriguing names are available for the New York Mets to go after this offseason
The non-tender deadline passed and players who weren’t tendered a contract are now free agents, able to sign with any team they choose. In years past, this time of year rarely possessed the type of quantity and quality that is being seen in 2020. Due to a global pandemic and financial hits across the sport, some up to “$2 billion“, teams are choosing to pass on opening their checkbooks for players that normally would stand pat. The New York Mets are an exception.
Due to new owner Steve Cohen taking over the reins in Queens, the Mets are not only unfazed by the losses in 2020, but actually have an infusion of cash that puts them in a prime position to make significant roster moves this winter. While the wide-eyes of Mets fans are locked in on the likes of big-ticket free agents such as Trevor Bauer, George Springer, and J.T. Realmuto, there’s some value to be added to the club outside of those names.
While a Cohen net worth of $14 billion may make the Flushing faithful scoff at the idea of looking at bargain-type players, it would be wise of Sandy Alderson to look at some of the names who were non-tendered on Wednesday in an attempt to deepen the Mets roster. There’s no denying the talent that currently exists on the 40-man roster, but if history has taught Mets fans anything, it’s that you can never have too much depth, especially with pitching.
Here are three pitchers who were non-tendered on Wednesday that the Mets could find valuable to have on their roster heading into next season.