3 monster free agent targets to bolster the Mets lineup not named Aaron Judge

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2) NY Mets can find a DH option with Jose Abreu

Let’s say the Mets don’t think they already have their everyday DH. Then what? Free agency offers some nice options. One of the better is Jose Abreu.

Abreu has spent his entire MLB career with the Chicago White Sox but is expected to end up elsewhere this offseason. The Mets, who have the DH spot wide open and are in need of a righty that can kill lefty pitchers, could be a match.

Abreu does turn 36 in January and saw his power numbers cut in half from his career averages. The 2020 American League MVP did, however, manage to slash .304/.378/.446 while knocking 40 doubles and another 15 home runs. The power may be disappearing but the bat remains a productive one.

As a middle of the order bat, Abreu could supply the Mets with some big extra-base hits. He’d have to settle for a shorter deal than Turner due to his age. The demand should be high even if his power totals are on the decline. He has been a consistent run-producer since making his MLB debut in 2014. The Mets would gain an everyday DH and can finally stop this nonsense of platooning part-time players at one of the most important spots in the starting lineup.