New York Mets latest free agency buzz

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Sep 14, 2021; New York City, New York, USA; New York Mets right fielder Michael Conforto (30) follows through on an RBI single against the St. Louis Cardinals during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Mets certainly had a high-flying start to free agency. Following the exhilarating kickoff to the offseason, though, the last week has been quiet for the Mets.

Needs are still clearly on this roster. Whether it be a power bat in the lineup, outfield depth, or continued bullpen reinforcements, the Mets have still got to address certain aspects of their team.

Let’s take a look at some of the recent buzz surrounding the Mets.

The New York Mets are looking for a fourth OF:

This report from Michael Marino of Sports Illustrated last night comes as no surprise. The Mets undoubtedly need a fourth outfielder to go along with Brandon Nimmo, Starling Marte, and Mark Canha.

Five names worth monitoring highlighted by Marino were Michael Conforto, Trey Mancini, A.J. Pollack, Adam Duvall, and Jurickson Profar.

New York Mets are showing interest in reunion with Michael Conforto:

Per Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, the Mets are interested in their recent former outfielder, Michael Conforto. The other three interested teams in Conforto mentioned by Rosenthal were the Texas Rangers, Houston Astros, and division opponent, the Miami Marlins.

New York Mets “would like” to get another reliever:

This report comes from Marino once again. While the Mets have done an admirable job of bolstering their relief pitching this offseason, it was such a glaring weakness a year ago that they can keep adding to it.

To add another viable arm alongside Edwin Diaz, David Robertson, and Brooks Raley gives the Mets not only a huge boost but something to feel more than comfortable with.

Marino did also make note of the fact that the Mets have been in trade discussions with other teams but have not gotten anything they would take.

While this offseason has been a blast to this point, holes still exist on paper for this Mets team. At least two and potentially even a third move are still more than fair to expect in the near future.

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