Intriguing Free Agent Options for the New York Mets

Robert KnapelCorrespondent IOctober 31, 2011

Intriguing Free Agent Options for the New York Mets

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    The biggest free agent concern for the New York Mets this winter will be Jose Reyes. After that, they need to look for ways other ways to improve the team.

    Since the team may not have a lot of money to spend if they bring back Reyes, the Mets will need to look at a number of different options. Some of these players may not have been on the Mets' radar just a few months back.

Joe Nathan

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    Sandy Alderson has said that the New Work Mets closer in 2012 may not currently be on the teams' roster. One possible player that could take over that spot is Joe Nathan.

    Nathan mentioned that the Mets will be one of the teams on his radar this winter. He went to both high school and college in New York and that could give the Mets a slight edge. At 36 years old, Nathan would be a short term solution for the Mets.

Jason Marquis

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    It is no secret that the New York Mets' pitching staff was one of the team's biggest weaknesses this past season. They are going to look to improve their rotation.

    One interesting player that the Mets could go after is Jason Marquis. He is a Long Island native and certainly would not be against going home. Marquis could be a good addition to the back end of the Mets' rotation.

Grady Sizemore

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    The Cleveland Indians are likely going to decline their nine million dollar option on Grady Sizemore. This could create an outstanding opportunity for the New York Mets.

    Teams will likely be offering Sizemore incentive laden deals and the Mets should certainly have interest. If he is healthy, Sizemore has the potential to be a 30/30. The Mets would be more than happy getting a 20/20 season from Sizemore.