1 more surprise extension candidate on the roster, it's not Pete Alonso
The New York Mets surprised many in a pleasant way by agreeing to a four-year extension with Jeff McNeil that will keep him in Queens through the 2026 campaign with a club option to keep him through 2027. This was a great move made by the Mets as they got him for pretty cheap.
Pete Alonso is the player most fans expected the Mets to extend and fans still would like to see that happen at some point. Since Alonso agreed to a contract for the 2023 season, it's less likely to happen until further down the line. There is however one player who I believe can surprise people by signing an extension.
Luis Guillorme is one more Mets surprise extension candidate
Something that hasn't really been discussed much thanks to all of the other moves the Mets have made is the club extending Tomas Nido for two seasons. The Mets essentially bought out Nido's arbitration years which is a good thing. He'll likely be the backup catcher or a decent trade piece for the next couple of seasons.
Luis Guillorme is a player in a similar boat. He's under team control through the 2025 season. If the Mets gave him a two year extension, they'd be doing the exact same thing they did with Nido.
Guillorme has fully earned an MLB roster spot. He had an outstanding season for the Mets as a utility infielder and will continue to be in that role for the next couple of years.
Extending Guillorme is not a pressing need by any means, but neither was extending Nido. With an Alonso extension unlikely and Guillorme's spot on this Mets team solidified, it wouldn't be shocking to see the Mets try and get a short-term extension done with the player with the best beard in baseball.
Guillorme might not be the first player many have in mind when it comes to an extension, however, it makes a lot of sense given how much they've found ways to get him into games.