Team Insider: Team will spend for a quality outfielder

Posted: December 1, 2012 in Hot Stove, News, Opinion
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By Steven Inmanimages

In a recent post on ESPNNY Adam Rubin says a team insider says to not rule out a deal for a quality outfielder. “A team insider now also has insisted the Mets likely will spend for one quality outfielder” Rubin writes. The article mentions outfielders like Ryan Ludwick, Cody Ross and even Angel Pagan as options for the Mets outfield. All of which will likely command multi-year deals.

I think Cody Ross, 32, would be the best fit of the group but he could get a three year deal on the open market. The Mets should definitely be looking at Ross’untitled market. He would like to return to Boston but if not the Mets could get him potentially on a two year deal. Ludwick is coming off a good year in Cincinnati but he is getting up there in age and is a poor outfielder defensively. That could be a problem playing half of his games in spacious CitiField.

Pagan has been in New York before as we all know and has his ups and downs as a Met. Overall I think Mets fans are glad he isn’t here anymore but disappointed the team didn’t get anything of valueuntitled2 for him after seeing the year he had. Keep in mind that Pagan throughout his career has been extremely injury prone and 2012 was his first season staying healthy, his walk year. Pagan has been talking to the Giants and Phillies about a four deal. Although the Mets are saying they won’t rule it out a return, I certainly would.

I believe the Mets will sign one starting outfielder, preferably a right handed hitter like Cody Ross and then find another right hand hitting outfielder to platoon with one of their lefties like Mike Baxter or Kirk Nieuwenhuis depending on what position the starting outfielder can play.

  1. Bomeric says:

    Yea, I definitely that Ross is the more likely of the 3 to get pursued by the Mets. Ludwick is becoming a defensive liability and Pagan had a good year, but….I don’t think he is the kind of player we need now. Meanwhile Ross is the kind of right handed power bat that the Mets have been looking for. Thus making Ross the more “enticing” player to go after.

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