The Mets should let Michael A. Taylor go somewhere else
Right now, the Mets have two of their three outfield spots locked in with Brandon Nimmo and Starling Marte. If the season started tomorrow, the third spot would go to DJ Stewart or Tyrone Taylor. Instead of just wasting left field, the Mets should search for an upgrade. It should not, however, be Michael A. Taylor, despite their reported interest in him at certain points this offseason.
The trade that got the Mets Tyrone Taylor landed them their fourth outfielder. Tyrone Taylor in that role makes sense, but as a starter he does not. The same can be said about Michael A. Taylor who is a terrific defender but leaves a lot to be desired offensively.
Michael A. Taylor is coming off one of his best offensive seasons, playing everyday for the Twins and hitting 21 home runs. The problem is he had just a 94 OPS+. Taylor in a good year is subpar at the dish, and that's a problem for a Mets team that needs more offensive firepower.
Instead of signing Michael A. Taylor to start in the outfield, the Mets should turn their focus to an offensive-focused outfielder. With Tyrone Taylor here as the fourth outfielder, there's no need for Michael A. Taylor anymore.