The Mets traded for Edwin Diaz and Robinson Cano, and brought back Jeurys Familia, but those weren't the only acquisitions that could pay off for New York in 2019.
Two other newcomers, left-handed reliever Justin Wilson and first baseman J.D. Davis, can also make an impact with the Mets this season.
"I wanted to play for a contender," said Wilson, 31, who recorded 69 strikeouts and a 3.46 ERA in 54 2/3 innings across 71 relief appearances for the Cubs last season. "... What it really came down to was the additions that (GM) Brodie (Van Wagenen)'s made and the ownership and how I felt about them wanting to win."
The 25-year-old Davis, who only appeared in 42 games with the Houston Astros last season, echoed Wilson's comments.
"New organization, new faces, new opportunity over here," Davis said. "I'm just happy to be a part of this."