While the Mets spent most of the postseason emphatically addressing most of the team’s burning questions, third base remained a mystery. Could the homegrown Luis Guillorme be the answer?
After the Mets obtained Trevor May, James McCann, Francisco Lindor, and Carlos Carrasco, while missing out on George Springer and Trevor Bauer, greater attention was put on an issue at the hot corner. Aside from David Wright’s tenure, and a couple remarkable seasons from Howard Johnson, third base has always been something of a question mark for this franchise. So when the Mets made a greater effort to establish dependable pieces around the diamond this offseason, many wondered how they would solve third base. Would they trade for Cubs’ Kris Bryant? Would they sign Justin Turner? Could they somehow procure Matt Chapman from the A’s? Or would they proceed with the underrated bat and pretty accurately low-rated glove of JD Davis? In the end, they decided not to take a chance on Bryant (for now, at least), decided that Turner was likely past his best days and too often injured to add him, and the reported price tag for Chapman was understandably too high. That doesn’t mean they’ve automatically settled on Davis, though. To quote the wise sage, Yoda, “there is another.” And that other may be the least costly option around.