Sure, the New York Mets could trade for Kris Bryant. But since such a move wouldn't put them on the same level as the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Mets would be better off trying to do, well, better.

For instance, Matt Chapman.

Last Thursday, Craig Carton of the Carton & Roberts show revealed that the Mets have engaged the Oakland Athletics about their star third baseman:

Whether Chapman is actually attainable is a good question. There's little question, however, that the Mets will have put a perfect bow on their wild offseason if they're able to get him.

Matt Chapman's Resume

27 years old

No. 25 pick in the 2014 draft

Made MLB debut on June 25, 2017

Career .255/.336/.503 line with 84 home runs in 422 games

MLB-high 81 defensive runs saved since 2017

Gold Glover and Platinum Glover in 2018 and 2019

All-Star in 2019

Will earn $6.5 million in 2021

Free agent after 2023

Chapman vs. Bryant Isn't Much of a Debate

Even as is, this is already the most exciting offseason that the Mets have had in years.

It started with a much-welcome change in ownership when the Wilpons sold the club to Steve Cohen in November. With the help of Cohen's deep pockets, the Mets have also upgraded their roster by trading for Francisco Lindor and Carlos Carrasco and signing James McCann, Trevor May and others.