The New York Mets had quite a busy offseason before the MLB lockout hit.
The Mets seem ready to dethrone the Braves as World Series champions and have put together a strong team on paper heading into the 2022 regular season.
But MLB Network insider Jon Heyman believes that the Mets aren’t done adding talent, and that when the lockout finally comes to a close, the club will be busy and try to add as much talent as possible to bolster their chances at contending.
(New daily feature: actual baseball news) Mets would still like to add another hitter (preferably lefthanded but not necessarily) and also another starting pitcher. Steve Cohen wants to win. Uncertain if a new luxury tax arrangement (presuming deal gets done) could affect plans,
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) March 9, 2022
A Contending Club
An extra hitter in that lineup would make them scary.
It’s not completely out of the realm of possibility that the Mets retain Michael Conforto either.
This is a good team on paper and Steve Cohen wants to win, as Heyman noted.
At the same time, they have a little history to contend with.
The Mets looked good on paper heading into the 2021 season, and things didn’t work out so well, as they finished in third place with a 77-85 record.
But if these pieces can all produce, we’re looking at a strong contender for their first World Series title since 1986.
Their rotation already featured Jacob deGrom and having Scherzer to slot in next to him makes the Mets look like a force to be reckoned with.
When the lockout ends, free agency will blow up like never before.
Players will be on the move quickly, and there will be a huge flurry of signings and trades.
We’ll see what the Mets decide to do.NEXT: Max Scherzer Could Make His Mets Debut In A Familiar Place