The New York Mets will likely be giving one massive contract to a prime player this upcoming free agency. With expected money to come available from multiple player opt-outs, the Mets will have the resources available to make the ultimate splash of their liking.
In order for the Mets to maintain their playoff status and, more importantly, make progress in the postseason, big-time players, especially bats, in particular, are needed.
One of those elite-level players, quite possibly the best set to hit the open market, is the cross-town star Aaron Judge.
Recently, following the New York Yankees’ playoff exit, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com listed five teams that Judge could end up signing a mega-deal with. The Mets were one of the teams mentioned.
When highlighting the Mets as a possible destination for Judge, Feinsand stated the obvious, “Steve Cohen has enough money to make things interesting.”
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Why the New York Mets make sense for OF Aaron Judge:
The reasoning for the Mets making as strong of a push as any team for Judge is simple, they need more power.
The home-run king himself, Judge, stands in at an overbearing 6-foot-7 and 282 pounds. He is coming off of a special year in which he hit 62 long balls. Not only that, but he hit for contact as well, batting .311.
Down the stretch, the Mets simply lacked an ability to just get base hits, let alone home runs, which were an issue throughout the season.
Simply put, adding Judge to this lineup shows how serious the Mets really are about winning a World Series in 2023.