The New York Mets have been the league's busiest team of the offseason, spending a fortune to try and improve a team that just won 101 games but lost many crucial players.
Unfortunately, the Mets weren't the only team to make upgrades. Arguments can be made that all five teams improved from last season which is frustrating considering the division already had two 100-win teams and the team that won the NL Pennant.
These are the ten best players to join the toughest division in baseball this offseason.
10) Gregory Soto - Philadelphia Phillies
Gregory Soto is a hard-throwing lefty the Phillies traded for in a deal with the Tigers. They sent two important depth pieces in Matt Vierling and Nick Maton to Detroit, but with this arm they got back, it was more than worth it.
Soto is a guy some Mets fans were clamoring for and he would've been a decent fit. He joins Jose Alvarado in the Phillies bullpen as lefties who have elite stuff but don't know where it's going at times.
Soto walked 5.1 batters per nine this past season and has walked 5.3/9 in his career. Despite that obvious flaw, he's developed into a very effective reliever.
Jose Alvarado was a key piece for Philadelphia down the stretch and in the postseason. It's very possible Soto can follow a similar trajectory for them. If the Phillies finally have a formidable bullpen they become that much scarier.