3 free agents the Mets should sign ASAP, 2 they should let go somewhere else

It's time for David Stearns to make some moves.
Aug 20, 2023; Bronx, New York, USA;  Boston Red Sox first baseman Justin Turner (2) at Yankee
Aug 20, 2023; Bronx, New York, USA; Boston Red Sox first baseman Justin Turner (2) at Yankee / Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports
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The Mets should sign Adam Duvall ASAP

The outfielder the Mets should be turning their attention to is Adam Duvall who makes a whole lot of sense as the team's left fielder. No, he's not as good of a defender as Michael A. Taylor, but he did win a Gold Glove back in 2021. He's more than capable in the field, and provides a big boost offensively.

This past season with the Red Sox, Duvall slashed .247/.303/.531 with 21 home runs and 58 RBI. 21 home runs would be nice in a full season, but Duvall missed substantial time due to injury. He did this in just 92 games. Playing half the time at Fenway Park obviously helps, but Duvall has hit as many as 38 home runs in a season before. He has three seasons of 30+ roundtrippers. He's got tons of pop.

The Mets signing Cody Bellinger would be pretty nice, but he comes with an awful lot of risk and is going to be quite expensive. Even a guy like Teoscar Hernandez would make a lot of sense, but with him reportedly seeking a four-year deal in free agency, it's better for the Mets to stay away.

Duvall wouldn't require a lengthy contract and can be a good short-term solution to their big left field issue. Hopefully Drew Gilbert or perhaps one of Jett WIlliams or Luisangel Acuna can be ready to step into the outfield by the end of the season or in 2025 when Duvall would presumably be gone.

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