MLB Rumors: One New York Team Expected To Heavily Pursue Alex Bregman

Yes, it might be too early for this.

However, looking ahead to next year's offseason, rumors are swirling about the New York Mets potential pursuit of Houston Astros standout Alex Bregman in free agency.

With uncertainty looming over their third base position heading into the 2024 season, Bregman emerges as a tantalizing option to bolster their lineup.

Reports from various sources, including Joel Sherman of the New York Post, suggest that Mets President of Baseball Operations David Stearns sees Bregman as a strategic addition to address their roster needs.

The Mets' rumored interest in Bregman comes amid their quest to strengthen their roster for contention.

Last season, the 29-year-old posted a .262/.363/.441 triple-slash line, with 25 home runs, 98 RBIs, three stolen bases, and 103 runs scored over 161 games played.

Bregman's impressive track record, marked by Silver Slugger Awards and World Series titles, adds allure to his candidacy as a potential target.

However, the Mets may face stiff competition, including from their crosstown rivals, the New York Yankees, in the pursuit of Bregman's services if he does not sign an extension with the Astros before hitting free agency.

Over his eight-year career, Bregman holds a .274/.373/.487 triple-slash line, with 165 home runs, 588 RBIs, 39 stolen bases, and 615 runs scored across 966 games played.

Securing Bregman's talents could be a transformative move for the Mets as they seek to solidify their infield and fortify their lineup for the 2024 season. Photo Credit: Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports