3. Justin Turner
Turner is up there on the list of free agents the Mets should go after. The Mets took a massive hit when prospect, Ronnie Maurcio, went down with a torn ACL in a winter league game. It could be a full circle moment for Turner to come back to Queens and return to the team that he began his career with. Turner is also a more reliable bat compared to Hernandez and does not strike out as much as he did last year. Turner had 558 plate appearances, striking out only 110 times in 2023.
Turner has developed into a fine player over the years, putting up great numbers with the Dodgers, and had a fantastic year with the Red Sox last season. He posted a .276 batting average with 23 home runs and 96 RBI. Regardless of his age, Turner does not seem to be slowing down and continues to prove he has a lot left to give to the game of baseball. If the Mets end up pursuing the veteran he will get reps at both DH and 3rd base until Maurcio returns later on in the year.
Also, Turner would be a perfect fit especially because the Mets know that he would be willing to accept a short-term contract.