4) Andrew Chafin
Andrew Chafin is a player that many Mets fans have been wanting this team to acquire for years now. Whether it was before the 2022 season, at the 2022 trade deadline, or even before this season, he felt like the perfect fit from the left side in the bullpen.
Chafin, unfortunately, went from one of the best left-handed relievers in all of baseball in 2021 and 2022 to a player two playoff teams lost trust in. The Diamondbacks were the team that wound up signing him last offseason, but he struggled mightily, particularly at Chase Field, leading to the team dealing him at the trade deadline to a different National League playoff contender, the Milwaukee Brewers.
Chafin wound up struggling even more in Milwaukee, posting a 5.82 ERA in 20 appearances before being left off of their postseason roster. He has a club option for the 2024 season worth $7.25 million, but the chances of the Brewers picking that up feel very slim.
Chafin's struggles in 2023 are obviously more alarming because he could simply just be running out of gas at age 33. Despite that, he's still a worthwhile gamble for David Stearns to look into as he looks to re-assert himself as a premier left-handed reliever.