You wanted new outfielders for the Mets and now you have them. In addition to last month’s stunning trade for Collin Cowgill, the Mets have now added Andrew Brown to roam the outfield at Citi Field. Yes, THE Andrew Brown.
If you are one of the few people who has never heard of Andrew Brown, here’s his story. Brown is a 28-year-old career minor leaguer who has played all of 57 games in the major leagues. The former 18th round draft pick did hit five home runs in 112 at bats with the Rockies last season.
Brown was signed to a minor league deal which is fitting because he actually has decent minor league stats; he has hit at least 20 home runs in each of the past three years. But if he had any promise, would the Cardinals have released him after five years in their system, and would the Rockies have dumped him after just one season?
His stats point to a classic “Quadruple-A” player who excels in the minors but can’t translate his skills to the big leagues.
But maybe Andrew Brown is a diamond in the rough that Sandy Alderson has discovered and is ready to polish. Yeah, let’s think that. After all, Alderson has such a brilliant track record of player acquisitions that he deserves the benefit of the doubt.