3) NY Mets DH option to pursue in free agency: Jorge Soler
One reason the Miami Marlins have remained in postseason contention despite such a lackluster offense is one of just a couple of consistent bats they have. Jorge Soler. The 31-year-old who once led the American League with 48 home runs for the Royals in 2019 has had an unbelievable year for the Marlins.
Soler, while acting primarily as the Marlins DH, is slashing .245/.337/.518 with 36 home runs and 73 RBI in 131 games. His first season with Miami was derailed by injuries, but he's bounced back nicely and has turned back into one of the game's most feared sluggers. He's hit 36 home runs despite playing half his games at the very pitcher-friendly Loan Depot Park.
While Soler has had some monstrous power seasons, he's most remembered for his World Series performance as a member of the Braves in 2021. Soler won the World Series MVP award, hitting three home runs in six games including the key shot in the clincher.
Soler will be entering his age 32 season and has a player option worth $9 million for the 2024 campaign that he's sure to decline. Adding him on a two or three-year deal to mash home runs out of the DH spot feels like a no-brainer for a Mets team that could use more pop.