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The top 4 Black Friday bargains the Mets should pursue

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1) Avisail Garcia would be a steal for the Mets.

Garcia is coming off his best season, posting an OPS+ of 117, a wRC+ of 115, and an .820 OPS with 29 homers and 86 RBI’s. He has been one of the more consistent hitters over the last several years, averaging a 114 OPS+ and 18 homers per season since 2017.

The righty hits the ball very hard. His Baseball Savant metrics have his hard hit rate, barrel rate, average exit velocity, and several other metrics in the top 30% of the league. The knock on him is that he doesn't walk very much and there is some swing and miss in his game.

Garcia will spend most of his time in right field. The defensive metrics are split on him, with Defensive Runs Saved (DRS) having him at +8 in right, but Outs Above Average (OAA) having him at -2. He has a really strong arm that makes up most of his defensive value. The potential and athleticism to play great defense is there.

Given that he's 30 years old, he isn't in for a massive contract like some of the other outfielders on the market. Since he's so consistent, there's a good chance that he outperforms whatever deal he signs, making him the top bargain available this winter.

Who do you think will be the biggest bargain of the offseason?

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