If the Mets are looking to have a successful season in 2018, they need to explore signing some infield depth. So far this offseason, the team has been relatively quiet and kept its infield from last season intact. But they might want to add another bat, as their infield is still relatively young.
If the team is willing to pay him, the Mets could try to lure Eduardo Nunez to Flushing. Nunez would definitely fit the bill of a veteran infielder who can play multiple positions. Last season with the San Francisco Giants and the Boston Red Sox, he played across the diamond including second base, shortstop, and third base. He would give the Mets a solid plan B in things go wrong on the infield.
Nunez is coming off one of his best seasons in the majors, during which he hit 12 home runs and had 58 runs batted in. He also had a career-high .801 OPS and a respectable 112 wRC+.
But Nunez is best known for his speed on the basepaths. Last season, he swiped 24 bags. If you compare his stolen base numbers to the 2017 Mets, he would have tied Jose Reyes for the most stolen bases. After Reyes, the Mets didn’t have much success stealing bases, so Nunez would provide a much needed boost to the Mets’ base-running.