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

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3) NY Mets outfield target: AJ Pollock

Similarly to the previously mentioned outfielder Andrew McCutchen, current free agent outfielder AJ Pollock is also a hitter who feasts on left-handed pitching and would be an ideal target for the Mets front office as a fourth outfielder. Pollock possesses a career .868 OPS against southpaws which would benefit the Mets as they try to potentially replace Darin Ruf's lack of production from last season.

Pollock would be a shoo-in for at-bats when the Mets would be facing left-handed pitching on the mound, and while the 35-year-old Pollock may not have the same wheels he used to have in center field, he can still play solid defense in a corner outfield position. The former All-Star and Gold Glove Award winner is likely looking for at least a potential two-year deal, but if the Mets were to offer him around $8-9 million for a one-year deal with a chance to win another World Series it would certainly be enticing for Pollock.

All three of these options could provide the Mets with some semblance of production as a fourth outfielder in a wide variety of ways. GM Billy Eppler should do his best to explore how each of these options could factor into the Mets outfield rotation to make them an even better team than they already are going into Spring Training.

Three free agent targets for the Mets bench. dark. Next

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