However, when you have the wealthiest owner in baseball in Steve Cohen, you don’t close the door on any potential signing.
However, they “checked in” on first baseman Freddie Freeman (.300/.393/.503 with 31 homers and 120 runs last year) before the lockout, per ESPN’s Buster Olney.
“The Mets checked in on Freddie Freeman prior to the lockout. Growing belief is that Freeman isn’t going back to ATL. If Freeman goes to NYM, Pete Alonso would be DH,” SI.com’s Pat Ragazzo tweeted.
The Mets checked in on Freddie Freeman prior to the lockout. Growing belief is that Freeman isn’t going back to ATL. If Freeman goes to NYM, Pete Alonso would be DH@Buster_ESPN on it
— Pat Ragazzo (@ragazzoreport) February 25, 2022
The Mets Would Take Advantage Of The DH Spot If They Land Freeman
At least we know how the Mets would manage having both Alonso and Freeman in the lineup.
It’s also good to know that they could play Alonso on the field and give a breather to Freeman if he ever needs it.
For now, it’s just a chance, an inquiry, like dozens of others made before the lockout.
However, if the Atlanta Braves won’t sign Freeman arguing they don’t want to go to six years, and the New York Yankees decide to invest their dollars on a shortstop and some pitching, there might be an opening for the Mets to swoop in.
They have some pitching depth issues of their own that they need to attend to, but it’s hard to see them passing on the chance to sign a game-changing slugger.
Only time will tell where Freeman will end up, but don’t rule out the Mets.