3 Mets offseason targets who no longer make sense after trade with the Brewers

The Mets no longer need to pursue these players after their trade with the Brewers.

Aug 29, 2023; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Twins center fielder Michael A. Taylor (2) runs
Aug 29, 2023; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Twins center fielder Michael A. Taylor (2) runs / Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports
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2) Kevin Kiermaier

With Michael A. Taylor presumably ruled out as a Mets option, Kevin Kiermaier can also safely be taken out of any Mets rumors. He hasn't been connected to the Mets nearly as much as Michael A. Taylor has, but he would've filled the same role Tyrone Taylor is expected to fill.

Kiermaier has been an everyday player for much of his career, and this past season with the Blue Jays was no excpetion as he appeared in 129 games for Toronto. Kiermaier wound up having one of his better offensive seasons as well, and even took home his fourth Gold Glove award.

Whether he would've signed on to fill the fourth outfielder role for the Mets remains to be seen, as there's a good chance he'd get an offer to be a starter elsewhere. However, before the Mets got their hands on Tyrone Taylor, Kiermaier made a lot of sense in theory.

Kiermaier doesn't have the track record of being a good enough hitter for the Mets to bring aboard to round out their outfield. Defense is great, but offense is what the Mets need primarily out of their third starting outfielder.