Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 11/14/13
While all the attention has been on the Colorado Rockies’ Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki, it’s becoming very clear that the team is reluctant to move either of their two marquee players. However, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports does suggest that center fielder Dexter Fowler could be available. Heyman confirms that the Rockies have already discussed Fowler with a couple of teams and that the St. Louis Cardinals were one of the teams to inquire about their talented center fielder who becomes a free agent after the 2014 season. Last season, Fowler batted .263 with 12 home runs and 42 RBI in 415 at-bats, but it’s his .369 on-base percentage that would appeal to most teams including the Mets. You could say that Fowler profiles as a poor man’s Shin-Soo Choo when you consider the overall package. His career .365 OBP in over five seasons is quite the attraction, but his .423 career slugging shows he has some surprising pop in his bat. He’s hit 25 home runs over the last two seasons and at 28-years
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