Originally written on Metstradamus  |  Last updated 1/3/13
Since we last spoke, the calendar turned to 2013, the fiscal cliff was averted, and Chris Young made a New Years resolution to respond to anybody who says "how's the weather up there" by peeing on their leg and saying "you tell me." I'm just happy that America hasn't been hurled off the fiscal cliff, because I think one of the consequences is that the Mets outfield would automatically default back to Jason Bay, Gary Matthews Jr., and Jeff Francoeur. If there was any doubt ... any doubt at all about what the Mets' plan for 2013 is going forward, Wednesday left little doubt. With the team still in need of an outfield ("what outfield?"), the team's only moves were to sign Collin Cowgill, and on Wednesday, Andrew Brown. Cowgill was one spare part. But when the Mets signed Brown, it signaled to me that the entire plan for the outfield was spare parts all along. This isn't to say that Brown is a horrible signing, and it's not to say that I'd rather have a big free agent outfielder...
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