The 2018 Free Agent market has been one of the slowest in recent memory and there is still plenty of talent left for teams to acquire.
Starting Rotation: Jake Arrieta, Yu Darvish, Lance Lynn, Alex Cobb, Andrew Cashner
This group includes one Cy Young award winner, six combined all-star appearances, and a 3.57 average ERA. Immediately Arrieta and Darvish jump out as pitchers who would move to the front of most team’s rotations. For the Mets, Lynn and Cobb have been discussed as two options the team could pursue before the spring training begins.
Bullpen: Greg Holland, Matt Belisle, Tony Watson, Bud Norris, Oliver Perez, Fernando Abad, Drew Storen
Outside of Holland, there are very little top tier relievers still on the market. In this years slow free agent market, the relievers seemed to thrive. Wade Davis, Brandon Morrow and Addison Reed are just a few examples of the big time relievers swooped up this offseason. With the back of their bullpen set, the Mets seem done with signing other relievers this offseason.
Lineup: C: Jonathan Lucroy, 1B: Eric Hosmer, 2B: Neil Walker, SS: Eduardo Nunez (I guess), 3B: Mike Moustakas, LF: Carlos Gonzalez, CF: Jon Jay, RF: J.D. Martinez
Bench: Logan Morrison, Todd Frazier, Brandon Phillips, Carlos Gomez, Carlos Ruiz (for the sake of having a backup catcher)
All of the players listed are very productive players and could be a huge last minute move for a team who has a need at a certain position. They all bring a veteran presence and some of them are not too far removed from dominant seasons. Frazier, Walker and Nunez have been the three most talked about candidates for the Mets but there has been a lot of noise for two weeks and the Mets still have not brought in another free agent.