6) Potential NY Mets free agents after the 2023 season: David Robertson
David Robertson signed a one-year $10 million dollar deal with the Mets this offseason. He figures to be a key set-up man for Edwin Diaz. Robertson is a guy I, and many other Mets fans were clamoring for Billy Eppler to trade for, but instead, he ended up with the division rival Phillies.
Robertson is a champion who has loads of late-game and postseason experience in New York while pitching for the Yankees.
The one-year deal for the 37-year-old means he'll be hitting free agency again no matter what.
I'm excited to see how Robertson fares after a bit of a shaky time with the Phillies.
7) Potential NY Mets free agents after the 2023 season: Omar Narvaez
Omar Narvaez was a surprise signing as the Mets already have three catchers on their 40-man roster. Narvaez is a guy the Mets reportedly were interested in at the deadline, and now they finally got their man.
One of James McCann or Tomas Nido (hopefully McCann) figures to be out the door while Francisco Alvarez, the Mets top prospect, works on his defense likely in Syracuse to begin the year.
Narvaez signed a two-year $15 million dollar deal with the second year being a player option worth $7 million dollars. If Narvaez has a good year getting primary at bats against right-handed pitching, he'll probably opt out and search for a multi-year deal elsewhere.
If he struggles like he did this past season with Milwaukee, he'll be another bad contract Mets fans complain about. I'm not really sure why they gave him two guaranteed years, but hopefully, he has a good enough season to warrant an opt-out.