MLB Rumors: Two Veteran Free Agent Bats On New York Mets' Radar

The New York Mets have already made some huge splashes in free agency, but from all accounts, they aren't done yet. 

According to a couple of reports, the Mets are interested in adding some more offense and have expressed interest in free agents JD Martinez, and former Met Michael Conforto. 

As Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic notes, "for all (owner Steve) Cohen has invested, people familiar with his thinking indicated the owner still believes the Mets need more offense."

SNY's Andy Martino has reported that the Mets' overall plan "is shorter-term pricey veterans to fill gaps as the Mets wait for their farm system to bear fruit." Martinez and Conforto would fit that plan. 

Conforto, who spent the first 7 years of his career with the Mets, is likely only seeking a one-year term to re-set his market value after missing all of last season. He had several nice years in Queens (career OPS of .824), and if he gets all the way back, can add the power the Mets are seeking. 

Martinez is 35 and coming off a down season for him in the power department. It's unlikely he'll be able to secure more than a short-term deal at this point. His 16 home runs in 2022 were the fewest he's hit in a season in nine years. But he still notched 43 doubles, and would slide into the DH spot on a regular basis for the Mets if he were to come on board.

Cohen isn't done spending just yet. 

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