3 teams who could swipe Teoscar Hernandez from the Mariners in free agency

The Mariners are unlikely to get Teoscar Hernandez back in Free Agency. Here are three teams that could swipe him away this offseason.
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Teoscar Hernandez Culprit #3: New York Mets

Look, I just don't know what to expect with the Mets anymore. They spent a ton of money last year, and everyone thought that they were going to run away with the NL. Instead, literally nothing worked like it was supposed to for them, and they turned an approximately $350M payroll into just a 75-87 record.

That's gross no matter how you look at it. However, when you have an owner who literally doesn't care how much money he spends because he wants to win at just about whatever cost possible, it's not the same thing. Shoot, the other owners tried to create a seperate luxury tax level just for Cohen (their owner) and he blew past it like was was Kenny Lofton racing Bartolo Colon.

The Mets seem to be looking to add to the offense again, and getting a power bat like Teo is a good way to do it, especially if he is surrounded by a lot of other good bats, as he was in Toronto. Personally, I would like to see him go to the National League, because there is a part of me that wonders if Teo has a bit of that Nelson Cruz in Seattle stretch left at the back of his career. Not multiple 40 homer seasons, but a handful of .280+ BA with 25-35 homers.

Teoscar Hernandez likely isn't going back to the Mariners in 2024, so these could be some of the places that he plays instead.