Originally written on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 2/29/12
Andrew Keh wrote a great piece the other day about Kirk Nieuwenhuis‘s window with the Mets organization. He talks about the veteran stop gaps blocking Nieuwenhuis at the moment and other prospects, such as Matt Den Dekker and Brandon Nimmo, who will be right on his tail. Personally I think very highly of Nieuwenhuis and have him rated as the Mets No. 6 prospect. I’ve said numerous times I feel if he had not gotten hurt last year, he would be already be penciled in as the starter of this team for 2012. This makes for the perfect opportunity to take a closer look at his window of opening and timetable with the Mets.The Andres Torres Threat Torres is widely considered the “throw in” in the Angel Pagan/Ramon Ramirez deal, but I am not entirely convinced that was Sandy Alderson’s full ideology on the deal. Two things were evident about the two center fielders included in the deal. Pagan looked lost in the outfield of Citi Field and Torres’s defensive prowess is no secret. Out of all the ...
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