The New York Mets have made a couple of moves already this offseason and General Manager Brodie Van Wagenen wasn’t done making them. He signed 34-year-old Jed Lowrie to a two-year deal worth $20 million.
This might be the best move that New York has made so far this season. Lowrie can play in the outfield and anywhere in the infield except for first base. He was an All-Star last season with the Oakland Athletics. Jed Lowrie was one of the reasons why Oakland won 97 games last season. They were the second wild card team in the American League and the Athletics lost to the New York Yankees in the Wild Card Game.
Lowrie’s batting average last season was .267 with 23 home runs and 99 RBI’s. His on-base percentage was .353.
It is quite possible he will start either in the outfield or at third base on Opening Day for the New York Mets. This signing provides them with depth and versatility. It is very possible they could still sign outfielder A.J. Pollock before the season begins.
As of right now, my starting lineup on opening day would be: 1. SS Amed Rosario 2. CF Jed Lowrie 3. 2B Robinson Cano 4. LF Michael Conforto 5. 1B Peter Alonso 6. C Wilson Ramos 7. RF Brandon Nimmo 8. 3B Jeff McNeil 9. Pitcher’s spot.