New York Mets: Signing Jed Lowrie was worst move of offseason

Jed Lowrie (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
Jed Lowrie (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images) /

Days after getting J.D. Davis, the New York Mets got another infielder by signing Jed Lowrie. The signing is the worst move the Mets have made so far this offseason.

The New York Mets have agreed to terms with Jed Lowrie to pile up on what is becoming a very busy infield.

Clearly, the Mets are trying to become winners in 2019 after losing seasons the last two years.

Their latest move in trying to become winners now is agreeing to a deal with free agent infielder Jed Lowrie.

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According to Jeff Passan of ESPN, the deal is for two years and is worth $20 million.

Lowrie had the best year of his career last year, setting career-highs  with 23 home runs, 99 RBIs, and 78 walks with the Oakland Athletics.

Including last year, Lowrie has helped the Athletics make the playoffs three times.

With the Athletics, Lowrie has hit .271/.341/.413 with 60 home runs, and 320 RBIs.

In his career, he has hit .262/.335/.414 with 104 home runs and 509 RBIs.

Lowrie is a solid and consistent player, and would normally be a great addition to the Mets.

However, Lowrie joins a crowded infield that includes Robinson Cano, Todd Frazier, Jeff McNeil, Amed Rosario, and the newly acquired J.D. Davis.

He played second base for the majority of his time with the Athletics. The Mets will most likely have Cano play second, so where will Lowrie play?

As Ken Rosenthal points out, Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen could move Cano to first base or give Frazier less playing time and have Lowrie play third.

Lowrie could also be an option for first base if top prospect Peter Alonso isn’t ready, according to Scott Chiusano of the New York Daily News.

The Mets could also have Lowrie in a utility role like they have McNeil in.

But whatever the Mets decide to do with Lowrie, the fact is they don’t need him.

The Mets now have too many infielders since they also just got J.D. Davis. Also, the infield isn’t what the Mets need to focus on right now.

After signing Davis, the Mets should have moved their focus to their biggest need like another outfielder instead of getting yet another infielder.

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The Mets have made a lot of power moves this offseason, but signing Lowrie was the worst move they have made.