3) Gio Urshela
If there was an island to live on by myself, in whatever language the people spoke there, it would translate to “bring Gio Urshela to the Mets.” Yeah, it’s not the kind of move to make the Mets true contenders. It was a logical way to shore up the infield with a solid defender with upside to hit. The Mets already found their guy for this role, Joey Wendle. Likely less expensive for such a limited role, I’ll accept the move and declare Urshela unnecessary.
No doubt, Urshela would have been a better overall move for the Mets if their goal was to add some offensive punch. That didn’t seem to be part of their mission. Signing Wendle was a move to better the defense and as good as Urshela is, Wendle appears to be the better guy at a variety of positions. It makes sense to go with him instead of Urshela.
Most, if not every, of infield free agents could belong here. If Brett Baty and Ronny Mauricio will truly have a battle at some degree for the third base gig, we have our second infielder already on the roster with whoever isn’t playing on a given night. Where the Mets could afford to add is in the outfield.