The New York Mets have been eyeing a lot of candidates for the DH position but have not gotten serious with anyone yet. Besides looking for pitching in free agency, this crucial spot in the lineup has been a focal point for them this offseason. The Mets need a big bat that could help the team win in the 2024 campaign.
5. Rhys Hoskins
This free-agent slugger is on the market after spending the first seven years of his career with the Philadelphia Phillies. The Phillies are letting him walk and instead continuing with Bryce Harper at first base. He would be a DH fit for the Mets and could give Pete Alonso some well-needed rest days as well.
However, the Mets would have to consider the fact that he sat out all of last season trying to recover from a torn ACL. This is a tough injury to come back from and the team does not know exactly what version of Hoskins they would be getting. Nevertheless, Hoskins was an important part of the team when he was healthy in 2022 and he played a major role in the Phillies postseason run that year. During the regular season, Hoskins posted a .246 batting average with 30 home runs and 79 RBI.
He is definitely someone that the Mets should heavily consider for the position but there are better options to go with.