Originally written on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 12/23/12
The Mayan Apocalypse has come and gone and the world is still here, which means it’s time to start Christmas shopping. No doubt lots of you want to leave coal in the stockings of everyone related to the Mets but let’s at least give the players something that they really need. With that in mind, here’s what I think these guys need for the upcoming year: Mike Baxter – A RH platoon partner. Baxter posted an .836 OPS versus RHP last year. Team that with Scott Hairston and you’ve got one OF spot sewed up nicely. John Buck – A HR binge to start the year. Remember 2010? Newly-acquired Rod Barajas opened the year with 9 HR in his first 23 games and then proceeded to do nothing for three months. Yet there are still fans who remember his stint fondly. Buck’s a short-term solution so might as well pack his value into a brief time frame, much like Barajas did. Ike Davis – The enthusiasm to play defense again. When Davis showed up in 2010, he posted an 11.9 UZR/150 and made countless highlight-r...
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