Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 1/8/13
On Saturday, in his weekly mailbag post for Mets.com, Anthony DiComo took the following question about the Mets outfield. What do you think about the acquisition of Collin Cowgill? No disrespect to the man, but why don’t we add someone else who actually has good career numbers in the Majors and not the Minors? Who do you think they would’ve gone after? If you’re asking who’s the best lefty masher on the market, he’s still out there: Scott Hairston. The Mets could still acquire Hairston and fix a lot of their outfield problems. Kirk Nieuwenhuis would fall into a center-field platoon with Cowgill, while Hairston would fill in regularly at the corners for Lucas Duda and Mike Baxter. It would not be an ideal scenario, but at least it would be a workable one. And it’s one that still might happen. The previous paragraph defines Cowgill as a player: a platoon outfielder on paper, but possibly a legitimate one. The Mets aren’t likely to give Cowgill many at-bats against right-handers, given his
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