3 free agent fits the Mets shouldn’t touch with a 39 and a half inch pole

Avoid these free agents like they're about to steal Christmas.

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3) Joey Gallo

Another ex-Yankee who never figured it out in the Bronx is Joey Gallo. The left field vacancy for the Mets along with some at-bats as the DH could logically fit in Gallo. Let’s go and do it. His left-handed power is something we’d love to see behind Pete Alonso, right?

No, not at the cost of everywhere Gallo does poorly. He hasn’t finished with a batting average over the Mendoza Line since 2019. In fact, that’s his lone year where he hit over .210! Holy cow those career numbers slashing .197/.323/.466. Adam Dunn has been reincarnated and they took away the 40+ home run power and ability to walk 100 times. They called the creature Joey Gallo.

It will be interesting to see what kind of deal Gallo gets and where he lands. The Minnesota Twins signed him to a one-year deal worth $11 million last season. He didn’t give them that kind of performance. How much better is he really than a DH-exclusive bat like Daniel Vogelbach? At least Vogelbach had some professional at-bats. Gallo looks like he’s in a wiffle ball home run derby where the prize is getting to sleep on the top bunk.

The Mets still have work to do. Clevinger to fill the rotation, Donaldson as a backup third baseman and DH, plus Gallo in left field? This is what nightmares are made of.

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