2) Potential NY Mets free agents after the 2023 season: Carlos Carrasco
Carlos Carrasco had his $14 million dollar club option exercised by the Mets for the 2023 campaign. This is the final year of the extension that he signed as a member of the Cleveland Indians.
It's possible Carrasco isn't even a Met by Opening Day as the team has reportedly been shopping him, but if he is, this could be his final year as a Met.
Carrasco will be entering free agency after the season. Hopefully he pitches well enough to earn a nice paycheck.
3) Potential NY Mets free agents after the 2023 season: Darin Ruf
Darin Ruf is another player who might not be here by Opening Day. He was brought over to the Mets to mash against left-handed pitching. He struggled mightily as a Met and will probably be booed by the fans on Opening Day if he is still here.
Ruf has a $3.5 million dollar club option for the 2024 campaign that will almost certainly be declined barring a miracle. Ruf will have to completely flip the script for the Mets to even consider picking that up.
It's possible Ruf ends up as the DH against left-handed pitching, especially after J.D. Martinez signed with the Dodgers. If that's the case, hopefully, he can do SOMETHING.
Regardless, it's even harder to picture Ruf in a Mets uniform next season than it is for this season.