3. Adding J. D. Martinez for the Designated Hitter role
It was safe to say that in 2023, the Mets designated hitter position did not provide much production offensively. And with the Dodgers adding Ohtani for their DH spot, J. D. Martinez most likely won't be back for a second stint in LA.
Daniel Vogelbach who was the Mets primary designated hitter last season did not do much only slashing .233 with just 13 home runs and 48 runs batted in. That's why adding Martinez would make the most sense. Despite being 36 years old, he proved that age is just a number this past season. In 2023, he slugged his way to 33 home runs and 103 runs batted in to go with a .271 batting average. This should be a no-brainer for the Mets. If they want to compete in the ultra-competitive NL East with three teams making the postseason this past season, adding someone like Martinez.
The Mets are in desperate need of some more offensive power in their lineup. Yes, they have Alonso, Francisco Lindor, Jeff McNeil and Brandon Nimmo, but if a guy like Martinez is available who has proven to hit north of 30 home runs every season, Steve Cohen needs to get this deal done. And if they do, this offseason can be deemed as a success.