Mets Nearing Deal for Outfielder?

Now that the R.A. Dickey saga is over with his banishment to the harsh terrain of Toronto, the Mets can concentrate on rebuilding their minor league-level major league outfield. One report Monday night says the team is close to adding an outfielder.

Mike Puma of the New York Post tweetsthat the front office is “working on something” and there could be an outfield “addition in the next few days.” He adds that it is a player who “hasn’t been linked to the Mets.” That is good news because the Mets have been linked only to mediocre expensive players like Cody Ross and been-there-done-that guys like Scott Hairston.

It is unknown if this would be a free agent signing or a trade. The Mets really don’t have any players of value to trade unless they want to part with any of their prospects or someone like Daniel Murphy. Except for Michael Bourn and Nick Swisher, there are no big name free agent outfielders still available, and they would likely cost more than the Mets would be willing spend.

I’m curious to see who this mystery man is. I just hope he’s better than whatever the Mets have now.


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