The Mets have made their first signing of someone who wasn't on their roster last season. They signed catcher Chris Coste, who played last season for the Phils and Astros. He'll replace Brian Schneider, who signed with the Phils.
Last season, Coste hit .224. His slugging average was .317. Obviously, the Mets didn't sign him for his bat. In comparison, last season Schneider hit .218 and had a slugging average of .335.
If Coste's signing is an indication of the direction the Mets will be taking this off-season than next season could be as disastrous as the past one.