2) NY Mets overreaction: This team needs to add two bats at the trade deadline
One of the most obvious needs for the Mets at the trade deadline is the addition of a bat. A power bat. One that can go yard. A guy who can knock the adult beverage out of a fan’s hand from 450 feet away. They could use another Pete Alonso.
We should expect the Mets to do just that although it’s probably not going to be someone quite as powerful as the current first baseman on this roster. Lesser options are still acceptable.
The Mets have an obvious spot to improve and that’s at DH. One of the bats needs to go there. The other would, ideally, land at the catcher spot. Other than Willson Contreras, there isn’t much improvement the team can make. He even comes with some questions, most of which relate to how a catcher changing teams midseason can handle the pitching staff.
Would it be so outrageous for the Mets to add a bat to this team they could use as a part-time player? Or better yet, they upgrade at third base. Eduardo Escobar isn’t cutting it. In an ideal world, the Mets go out and add the player they were hoping Escobar would be. A third baseman/corner outfielder would fit in nicely with this team. The only problem is the guys they have that fit this description, like J.D. Davis, aren’t producing.
Even with two aces on the mound, it’ll be tough to go very far without bolstering the lineup. Maybe two lesser bats rather than one major one is direction to head if Escobar and the catchers don’t snap out of it.
The fact that they went with Luis Guillorme batting fourth on Wednesday shows just how limited the Mets are beyond the usual starters. Something needs to be done.