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According to the New York Post, Stanton has placed the New York Yankees in his short list of preferred destinations. However, Stanton could be swayed to join the San Francisco Giants, if the team succeeds in signing Shohei Ohtani. Apparently, Stanton's list now includes the Los Angeles Dodgers, the New York Yankees, the Chicago Cubs and the Houston Astros. (Source: New York Post)

Fantasy Impact: Stanton in the Bronx would significantly boost his numbers, as well as the Yankees lineup. The Yankees could have the best offense in baseball that features Gary Sanchez, Aaron Judge and Stanton in the heart of their lineup.


According the Long Island Newsday, the Mets and Bruce have expressed interest in a reunion. He could play first base, while Dominic Smith goes back to the minors. (Source: Newsday)

Fantasy Impact: Bruce finished the season hitting .254 with 36 home runs and 101 RBIs. If he plays at first base, then he'll be part of a potent lineup that features Michael Conforto and Yoenis Cespesdes. However, it would make little sense if he is brought back to play the outfield as the Mets already have enough starters to play the outfield.


According to Jon Morosi via Twitter, the Mets have had preliminary discussions on an Ian Kinster trade. it's still unclear what the Mets will offer to get the veteran second baseman. (Source: Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The 35 year old Detroit Tigers veteran had 22 home runs and 14 steals for the Tigers. He'll likely bat near the top of the Mets' lineup should the trade go through. He'll have a lot of run potential with sluggers Michael Conforto and Yoenis Cespedes hitting right behind him.


According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, the Mets are looking to add depth to their bullpen by signing free agent Bryan Shaw. (Source: Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Cleveland Indians reliever appeared in 79 games last season, striking out 73 batters in 76.2 innings. He had a 3.52 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP, and would likely serve as a setup man for closer Jeurys Familia.


With the Mets showing interest in Carlos Santana, they have shown their lack of confidence in Smith's ability to handle first base duties for the team. According to the New York Post, the Mets are considering dealing him to another club to bolster their lineup or sending him back to Triple-A. (Source: NY Post)

Fantasy Impact: In 49 games last season, Smith struck out 49 times in 167 at-bats. He also hit for a paltry .198 with a slugging of .395. If dealt, he'll likely be part of a package (likely one of the Mets starting pitchers).


According to the New York Post, the Mets consider the 31-year-old slugger as a "difference-maker." Santana's ability to hit on both sides of the plate would prove valuable, and bolster a lineup that already includes Michael Conforto and Yoenis Cespedes. (Source: NY Post)

Fantasy Impact: The Mets have strong competition for Carlos Santana, who posted 23 homers with 79 RBIs for the Cleveland Indians. He'll likely hit in the cleanup spot, sandwiched by Cespedes and Conforto. If the Mets do sign him, Santana could have a big year playing in New York.


According to ESPN, the Mets are considering a strong pursuit of Japanese phenom Shohei Otani. The 23-year old is a rare prospect who can pitch and hit at a high level, and has been dubbed as the modern day Babe Ruth in Japan. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: The Mets are looking to trim down their payroll of $155 million, yet are seeking ways to bolster their roster. Otani would only cost a signing bonus of $3.5 million, which is a bargain. If he was an MLB player, he could easily command a contract of $200+ million.