At this point, everybody in MLB knows that New York Mets owner Steve Cohen will do anything to see his team win it all.
He is a lifelong Mets fans and is, with some difference, the wealthiest owner in baseball.
That’s a good combination for spending.
He may have his quirks, but players have him in good consideration because he is not afraid of spending to win, and cares little about competitive balance tax and caps.
With that said, there is a certain free agent that the Mets don’t really need per se, but could go a long way in improving their already good lineup.
That free agent is Freddie Freeman.
Mets fans know him too well, because he has played his entire career with the division rival Atlanta Braves.
He would be an expensive investment, though: he hasn’t re-signed with the Braves because he is reportedly asking for six years and $180 million, and Atlanta doesn’t want to commit for that many years.
Will The Mets Pair Alonso With Freeman?
The Mets have Pete Alonso at first base, which is the position Freeman plays.
But… why not having both?
“Pete Alonso and Freddie Freeman are in the top 10 in home runs and wRC+ over the last three seasons. Just saying that they would look pretty good hitting back-to-back,” Mets’ writer Michael Mayer said.
Pete Alonso and Freddie Freeman are in the top 10 in home runs and wRC+ over the last three seasons.
Just saying that they would look pretty good hitting back-to-back.
— Michael Mayer (@mikemayer22) February 25, 2022
Indeed, those two would look very good in the same lineup.
If Freeman signs for the Mets, the likeliest scenario has Alonso shifting to the newly-approved (in the National League) designated hitter spot.
Will fans see both sluggers in the same lineup this season?
Only time will tell, but it sure is an exciting thought.