Originally written January 26, 2013 on Mets Fever:
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The last remaining right handed outfielder has signed with the Rangers, it's been reported that Jeff Baker has agreed to a minor league deal with Texas.  Now I'm not saying Baker would be an improvement over who the Mets have but like I've been saying all along if you can't make a significant upgrade then bring in multiple candidates to compete for the positions. Who knows maybe the Mets truly have something up their sleeve because they certainly don't seem to have any urgency to fix an outfield they were joking about in Oct. Baker had a busy 2012 between three teams: the Cubs, Tigers and Braves. Usable at first, second, third and in the outfield, Baker hit .239 with four home runs and a .279 on-base percentage in 83 games. He's spent nearly his whole career in the National League, with just 15 games played for the American League -- all in Detroit last year.source MLB.com
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