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3 free agents the Mets should wait for not named Aaron Judge

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Shohei Ohtani
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The NY Mets should wait for Shohei Ohtani instead of Aaron Judge.

What if the Mets fixed both their lineup AND pitching with a generational two-way star? The Mets will have to wait another year, but if the Los Angeles Angels keep having poor seasons, could he jump to the East Coast? Ohtani hit 46 HR last year with a 152 WRC+. He also had a 3.18 ERA (3.52 FIP) in 130.1 IP. Can you imagine Ohtani at the top of the Mets' rotation while also batting in the middle of the order?! Ohtani and Pete Alonso would be the Bash Brothers 2.0 only better and without PED's.

The New York Mets are facing the potential losses of Jacob deGrom and Chris Bassitt to free agency this offseason and the market doesn't look that great. The Mets could definitely use an ace to front the rotation alongside Max Scherzer. It also never hurts to have another elite power hitter with great plate discipline.

Ohtani is such a rare player, that it would be a huge boost to the Mets not only playing-wise but also financially. Ohtani would bring a huge Japanese fanbase to the Big Apple and almost certainly large merchandise sales. The best part is that he fixes two areas at the same time, as he can give the Mets the best rotation in the game and deepen the lineup at the same time. If Steve Cohen is going to spend more money, here's the guy to spend it on.

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