2) NY Mets win the trade deadline if they get a major bat not named Juan Soto
The addition of Daniel Vogelbach doesn’t quite move the metaphorical needle as far as it needs to go. With this in mind, the Mets will need to do a little more in order to give the fans confidence and secure a trade deadline victory.
Who will the next bat be? Everyone from Trey Mancini to Josh Bell to even J.D. Martinez has appeared in recent Mets rumors. As much as Vogelbach may become a specialty player on the roster, the team might find itself having to carry three players who are essentially first basemen or DHs.
The Mets can blow us all away by acquiring an outfielder along with or in addition to one of those sluggers mentioned above. Someone like Andrew Benintendi doesn’t seem like nor should the team get involved in that unnecessary bidding war. What they need is power and someone to pulverize left-handed pitchers.
While Brandon Drury does fit this description in 2022, he’s not exactly the major bat addition they should exclusively add. He’s a nice addition to Vogelbach to possibly take J.D. Davis’ roster spot away from him.
For a true trade deadline win, the Mets need someone with raw power and more than just this season hanging proving he’s one of the best hitters in the league. Drury+ can work.