Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 7/28/13
The Mets have been playing better recently, and appear to be sneaking up on the Phillies and the Nationals in the standings. They are heading in the right direction, but there are still moves that Sandy Alderson needs to make — one of which regards the outfield. Alderson is likely to pursue an outfielder, and may even be adventurous enough to try to acquire one by the trade deadline. However, when Alderson acquires an outfielder, someone else’s job manning the outfield in Flushing will end. It seems as though Juan Lagares is the only player likely to be in the outfield every day next year. It’s questionable as to whether the Mets should retain Marlon Byrd, as he has easily been the Mets’ best outfielder this season and has provided a ton of pop in the lineup with an ISO of .236 and 17 homers. On the flip side, Byrd is 35 and will probably be asking for more money than he is worth next year thanks to the rejuvenation of his career here in 2013. With a really good season, we can exp...
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