Free agency ratings: Mets adds talent and depth with Starling Marte

Black Friday, a great American tradition, is supposed to be a frantic fight for bargains. And on this particular Black Friday, the New York Mets were certainly frenzied; We can only imagine what Steve Cohen’s eyes looked like when his club signed three free agent hitters in the span of a few hours. However, if any of the deals in this trio qualify as a bargain, we’ll have to wait and see.

So far it has been an eventful offseason for the Mets, whose initial task after finishing a 77-85 season was to find an executive to oversee all of this. It took them a while as they were linked in the rumor mill with everyone from Theo Epstein to Branch Rickey, but they landed on former Angels GM Billy Eppler.

Meanwhile, as the free agent market heated up for starting pitchers, New York saw former rotation members Noah Syndergaard and Steven Matz sign elsewhere and watched from afar as Justin Verlander, Eduardo Rodriguez, Anthony DeSclafani and others. they left the market. Later, Cohen spoke about Matz’s agent on his always-entertaining Twitter account.