Originally posted on Matthew Cerrone's Mets Blog  |  Last updated 12/10/11
On Thursday, the Brewers agreed to terms on a one-year contract with SS Alex Gonzalez. Yesterday, Gonzalez told a Venezuelan sports-talk radio show he received offers from both the Giants and Mets, but decided to take the job with the Brewers so he could start. Michael Baron: In regards to an opportunity with the Mets, initially I could see why Gonzalez might think that. But I believe there would be plenty of at-bats for him with the opportunity for him to eventually be a starter for the Mets, should either Ruben Tejada or Daniel Murphy struggle or get injured. Of course, there’s no guarantee of that, and I suppose Milwaukee has done so. As far as middle-infield depth goes, Gonzalez has never been a stellar defender and in watching him late last year, he appeared to be indifferent for the Braves which could have been a contributor to their collapse down the stretch. He’s also not one to get on base frequently and strikes out a lot. With all of that put together, there are probably ...
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