5 players traded at this year's deadline for the Mets to target in the offseason via free agency

These 5 players traded at the deadline make sense for the Mets in 2024.

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2) NY Mets free agent target traded at the deadline: Pierce Johnson

Any relief pitcher with a pulse, or just a warm body, needs to be on the Mets’ radar this offseason. Pierce Johnson went from the Colorado Rockies to the Atlanta Braves. Add him to the list of players dealt at this year’s trade deadline to look at closely in the offseason.

Johnson has been around the majors since 2017 with several stops along the way. His best years came with the San Diego Padres. He amassed a 3.39 ERA in 93 innings with them. As a member of the Rockies this year, the Coors Field effect was seemingly at plate. He had a 1-5 record and 6.00 ERA in 39 innings of work. It’s unappealing and yet what he can do with the Braves to finish this year should have him under consideration by the Mets and any other team looking for bullpen help.

Johnson is probably less of a long-term consideration and more of a guy to sign with a team option for the 2025 campaign. The resume isn’t fat enough. The Mets should be in the market for some assets they could flip at the trade deadline if things don’t go well. The team will have room for players like Johnson on the roster. Having someone to at least get them through the season is a must in free agency.