10 best free agent targets the Mets need to go after hard in the next two offseasons

These 10 free agents need to be Mets targets over the next two offseasons.
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8) The Mets could have a rotation in 2025 with a pitcher like Shane Bieber

Shane Bieber has been the subject of discussion about the Cleveland Guardians' interest in trading him to other teams this past year. This was a failed attempt this trade deadline due to an injury to his throwing arm.

After being the Cy Young of the 2020 season and by good numbers for the following two seasons, Bieber presented a regression in 2023 that could be explained by the injury. Bieber has been a command-and-control pitcher who has managed to limit his opponents' strength contact throughout his career.

Bieber would be a free agent in 2025 at the age of 30 and could be a target for many organizations. Despite not being the ace he used to be, Bieber could be the No. 2 pitcher in a rotation if he stays healthy.

His slider continues to be a pitch that can generate swing-and-miss and weak contact, being the one that hits him with the lowest percentage in his arsenal. His cost would not be as high as other options in free agency, giving the Mets flexibility to acquire a pitcher of his caliber with the opportunity to have room to upgrade to another pitcher in the rotation or bullpen.