3) Adam Duvall
Finally, we have a guy the Mets were rumored to have interest in last offseason before they signed Pham. Adam Duvall was another key player for the Braves in the recent past. He settled on a one-year pact with the Boston Red Sox last year due to injuries the season prior. He started off great then got hurt again. Most of his year was a wash for a Red Sox club lost in mediocrity.
Duvall isn't exactly in the position to have the same role as Soler or Pederson who'd be locks to become the starting DH. He's actually a better fit for the Mets as an everyday outfielder with a good glove. His bat has power in it, too. It wasn't long ago when he led the National League in RBI in his 2021 campaign split between Miami and Atlanta. In only 92 games for Boston last year, he still managed to power 21 bombs and drive in 58.
Duvall is a realistic free agent target for the Mets because of how much more pliable the rest of the rest would be. Soler and Pederson are MLB starting DHs. Duvall can play the outfield and even float around or sit a little more regularly. He’s a capable center fielder who, like Brandon Nimmo, will probably have more to offer in a corner spot. Duvall would be a superb replacement for Mark Canha with an increase in power and a lot less in terms of OBP.
The fun part about Duvall is the Mets leave the DH spot more open. It's Soler or Pederson. With Duvall, it's him and someone else. Because of missed time in 2023 and being the oldest of these three, another one-year deal could be in the works for Duvall.