1 roster upgrade Billy Eppler should still address and 3 players he should target

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2) NY Mets outfield target: Andrew McCutchen

An interesting name that is still sitting on the free agent market is outfielder Andrew McCutchen who may be a better fit for the Mets than most people think. While McCutchen is no spring chicken at 36 years old he's still proving to be a productive player at the Major League level and would swimmingly as a fourth outfielder for the Mets and part-time designated hitter.

For an organization that values clubhouse culture, McCutchen is one of the best in the business in terms of leadership and you can bet there's nothing more that he would want at this point in his career than his World Series ring. Since entering the league, McCutchen has hit double-digit home runs every season as well as hit over 20 doubles every season outside of 2019 and the pandemic-shortened 2020 season.

McCutchen also owns left-handed pitching as he boasts a career .936 OPS against southpaws which is an area the Mets could certainly use some help. The addition of McCutchen would also make Darin Ruf expendable after his disappointing season in 2022 with the Mets.

McCutchen should have a few suitors over the next couple of weeks, but I would assume if a team like the Mets comes calling for his services he'd be more than willing to listen with the opportunity to join a legitimate contender.