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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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3) NY Mets free agent targets to pursue: Aaron Judge

Aaron Judge just had one of the best seasons in baseball history. He slashed .311/.425/.686 with 62 home runs and 131 RBI. The 62 home runs set an American League record. What Judge did was unprecedented and will likely not be done for a long time.

In addition to his MVP-caliber bat, Judge stole 16 bases in 19 attempts and played Gold Glove caliber defense in the outfield. Judge even spent time in center field for the Yankees and looked good out there.

With Brandon Nimmo entering free agency the Mets could use a center fielder. While Starling Marte has loads of experience in that position he's 34 years old and has never been great there.

Aaron Judge ideally wouldn't be in center field either. To preserve Judge's health, the Mets would put Marte in center field most likely and stick Judge in right.

Judge does fill the biggest need the Mets have which is power bats. Outside of Pete Alonso and Francisco Lindor this Mets team lacked much power. Judge most likely won't hit 62 home runs again, but he's hit 52 in a season before also. There's no reason for me to not believe he wouldn't hit 40+ in a Mets uniform.

Judge isn't the best fit just because he isn't a center fielder but he'd obviously be an unbelievable signing.

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