The New York Mets are going to have some decisions to make in the near future about their 2022 free agents. However, for three players, letting them hit the market may not be much of a debate.
Already, the New York Mets have signed relief pitcher Trevor May and catcher James McCann. It is a great start to what should continue to be a very active offseason for the Mets. In large part because of new owner Steve Cohen.
As the team scours the market for stars, such as George Springer and Trevor Bauer, they are also planning ahead. They signed McCann seeing him as the better fit for their plans than J.T. Realmuto. New York is spending smart too because of the COVID-19 pandemic cutting costs for many teams, though now having the richest owner in the sport helps.
That being said, it is obvious the Mets are not spending foolishly. Not anymore. They are finally becoming the major market team that is actually fighting to get out of the New York Yankees’ shadow.
Having a multi-year plan for the team helps. In large part when looking ahead to their 2022 free agents, as there are some decisions to be made. Right fielder Michael Conforto has earned a new contract after a fantastic season in 2020. They will also need to determine what the future holds for starters Noah Syndergaard and Marcus Stroman, who are due to hit the market.
At the same time, they will also need to determine who to let walk. New York has a handful of key contributors who will have expiring contracts following this season. Here are three who to this point should not be expected to be in a Mets uniform come Opening Day 2022.