Found November 10, 2012 on Mets Merized Online:
There were a lot of things wrong with the Mets in 2012, but one thing they absolutely have to fix in 2013 is their outfield depth.  They have their eyes on some free agents that could help out their team a great deal but are somewhat high risks.  Among these people, the picks at the top of the list are Melky Cabrera and Shane Victorino.  Both can help the team out a great deal but are risky propositions. Joel Sherman of the New York Post says five teams have expressed interest in free agent OF Melky Cabrera. However, the Mets are not one of them. When it comes to Cabrera, his off field dealings could come back to bite the team if they are not careful.  He was suspended for fifty games in 2012 for violating the league’s drug policy, a violation that should be considered before any team signs him.  The Mets should be looking to get him a considerably lower price than he is worth because of the controversy, however, which could be a great reason to sign him.  While he can be trouble, p...
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