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10 best Mets free agent targets to pursue this offseason

Sep 13, 2022; New York City, New York, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) takes
Sep 13, 2022; New York City, New York, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) takes / Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
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7) NY Mets free agent targets to pursue: Trea Turner

Trea Turner might not fill the biggest need ever, but he's too good of a player to not be on this list. The Mets reportedly feel the same way.

Turner is a middle infielder. The Mets have one of, if not the best middle infield tandems in baseball with Francisco Lindor and Jeff McNeil. While Lindor is locked in as the shortstop, the Mets can move McNeil around.

If the Mets were to sign Trea Turner, McNeil would move to right field with Marte slotting in at center field.

This isn't the best move for the Mets defensively as Turner isn't great at second base and Marte isn't a great option in center field, but what Turner would provide offensively and on the basepaths is too much to ignore.

Turner slashed .298/.343/.466 with 21 home runs and 100 RBI. He can hit for average, he can hit for power, and he has blazing speed. He stole 27 bases in 30 attempts this past season for the Dodgers.

Turner is durable as he played in all but two games this season and he is one of the most productive players in the game. Turner was ninth in the NL with 6.3 fWAR.

Turner would be the leadoff hitter for this Mets team and would create havoc on the bases in front of guys like Francisco Lindor and Pete Alonso.

The fit isn't perfect, but you just can't not talk to a dynamic player like this. Turner has reportedly expressed an interest in playing on the east coast so that could be something that turns in the Mets' favor.

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