Like kids in candy stores, New York Mets fans are ready to ask for one of this, two of those, and at least three of those other things hidden behind the counter high up on a shelf. In order to compete for a World Series next season, the Mets will need more than chocolate covered pretzels, salt water taffy, and fudge. They’ll need the front office to get to work making improvements in three areas.
In order to have any shot at a championship, the Mets need to have at least one of this, two of those, and at minimum three of these other delectable treats.
The Mets need one major bat
The Mets offense was more cold than awful in 2023. Pete Alonso is the perfect representation of it. He had a monster season but was often streaky. The same goes for Francisco Lindor. The two were awesome and yet it's hard to ignore the lackluster batting averages and OBPs. The Mets depended on the pair to drive in runs with regularity even with some ugliness on their own stat sheets.
Depending on the Baby Mets to suddenly get real good won't cut it for the team next season. Those key roster spots, likely to belong to the catcher and third base at minimum, are works in progress. For any chance at success, the Mets need one big bat.
Fortunately, the position doesn't matter too much because of the glaring hole at DH. Something as simple as signing a weak defender who can rake might be enough to significantly improve the lineup. The Mets could certainly use more than one big bat. Choose correctly and the rest of the pieces could fall into place.