Originally posted on Around Citi  |  Last updated 10/9/13
While the New York Mets explore top free agents to add to their club, there are many players on the free agent market who could make Flushing their home in 2014. While the Mets have been mentioned in talks surrounding Cuban first baseman Jose Abreu, it’s highly unlikely that the club will choose to allocate the amount of resources it would entail to bring him to New York. If the Mets were to sign Abreu (or another top tier free agent), they would likely limit spending in other areas in an effort to maintain financial flexibility. With the club needing upgrades at several positions in 2014, the following free agents could represent upgrades at a fraction of the cost. SS Rafael Furcal: The 36-year-old veteran is coming off Tommy John surgery that forced him to miss the 2013 season. Furcal has been hampered with injuries since 2008 -he has played more than 130 games only once since- but has remained fairly consistent with both his bat and arm. Furcal last contemplated retirement follo...
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