Free Agents: Ranking the Best Available Players

We all know that the Mets need a closer and one or two starting pitchers. There’s a hole in left field right now and several spots on the bench are open. The Mets have an underperforming second baseman and several relief pitchers that aren’t getting the job done.

There aren’t any secrets about what the Mets need. And Jon Heyman of SI does a nice job of ranking the available players in his column and projects potential contracts for many of the players. Heyman always does a nice job with the baseball scuttlebutt and it’s rumored that he’s a sounding board for “anonymous” Mets front office personnel in the form of Jeff Wilpon.

CC Sabathia, Mark Teixeira, Manny Ramirez, and Francisco Rodriguez highlight the list of free agents this off-season. But there are plenty of good, if not great, players out on the market right now and that doesn’t even include the players being offered up as trade bait like Matt Holliday.

Check out Heyman’s column here.

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Author: Dave Doyle

Although I don’t have a degree in journalism, I love writing about the New York Mets. I’m the typical writer without access. My only accessibility to the Mets is sitting in the stands (often the upper tank) and watching on TV like most fans. I’m not a member of the media, just a fan expressing opinions.