2) NY Mets free agent target: Josh Harrison
The Chicago White Sox had declined second baseman Josh Harrison's $5.5 million club option earlier this offseason making him a free agent and he certainly would fill a need for the Mets on their bench currently. Harrison who is known as one of the best clubhouse guys in baseball would be another breath of fresh air for a ballclub that is built on building a winning culture with personalities that mesh.
The 35-year-old Harrison had a line of .256/.317/.370 with 19 doubles, seven home runs, and 27 RBIs in 119 games for the White Sox last season after a rough first month and a half. While Harrison primarily played second base last season for the White Sox, Harrison also has experience at second base, third base, and the outfield. In addition to his positional versatility, Harrison's defense didn't miss a beat last season for the White Sox which certainly should be appealing to the Mets.
Similar to Yuli Gurriel, Harrison would be a great addition to the end of the Mets bench as a potential versatile weapon that Manager Buck Showalter could utilize on a day-in and day-out basis. Currently, there isn't a loud market for Harrison's services as he is currently in the second tier of players who I'd expect to sign after the holidays sometime in January.
I would anticipate it would only take a one-year deal to lock Harrison in this winter and possibly in a range between $2-$3 million.