5 best Mets free agent targets who won't cost them $100 million

Finding good value is something David Stearns needs to do for the Mets this offseason
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5) Matt Moore

The prize for relievers this offseason is Josh Hader who, like Edwin Diaz did last offseason, should get a nine-figure deal somewhere. Additionally, the chances of Hader signing in New York to be Diaz's set-up man are slim to none, even with it sounding incredibly lethal on paper.

While Hader is out of the question, there're several other quality relievers out there. One player that went under the radar last offseason was Matt Moore who proved that his breakout season in Texas was no fluke.

It looked like Moore's career was reaching its end after he had a 6.29 ERA in Philadelphia in the 2021 season, but a permanent move to the bullpen was all he'd need to get revive it. He had a 1.95 ERA in 2022 which helped him earn a one-year deal with the Angels, and he backed that up with a 2.56 ERA in 50 appearances this season splitting time with Los Angeles, the Guardians, and Marlins.

At 34 years old he certainly won't get anything near $100 million and would be a great piece to add to this bullpen for a year or two. Moore is a pitcher who can get both lefties and righties out and can also record more than three outs in an outing if there's a need for that. He'd be an awesome second lefty to pair with Brooks Raley.