The Mets need to check in with Brennan Boesch

Posted: March 13, 2013 in News, Opinion

By Steven InmanimagesCAU5LIB3

The Tigers announced this morning that they have released Outfielder Brennan Boesch. Boesch will get 1/6th of his arbitration $2.3 million salary from the Tigers and will now go through waivers. If a team claims him the new team will get Boesch and his $2.3 salary. If no team claims him, Boesch will become a free agent and Boesch and his agent Scott Boras are free to discuss a contract with any club.

The Mets should be involved with Boesch. At this point the Mets should discuss any outfield option that becomes available. Boesch will probably get through waivers so he will be cheap, he’s young enough to bounce backimagesCADQ3WP8 from a tough 2012, and he has a lot of power. Boesch is mostly a left fielder but could probably play right field if needed. Boesch has 42 homeruns and a .259 career average in 380 career games. That’s a track record that the Mets just don’t have in their outfield right now. Boesch should have interest in coming to New York as he probably won’t find a better chance at playing time anywhere else. (Except maybe the Astros)

Boesch has a long swing and can be streaky but when he’s right he can be a very valuable hitter. In this Met lineup Boesch could hit 5th. While he is another left-handed hitter he has pop and if I were the Mets I would bring him in.

UPDATE: Boesch has signed with the New York Yankees. Boesch will get $1.5 million plus over $600K in incentives based on plate appearances.

  1. alexgiobbi says:

    Boesch does have the power for Citi Field, I was at the game where he hit a home run that in today’s park, would have cleared both fences.

  2. Steven Inman says:

    Its a good point Alex because this team just needs more power period. Boesch could come on the cheap and would be inclined to come here due to playing time. Thanks for the comment Alex!

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