Originally written on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 10/21/14
Yesterday, when I reported the Mets signed Andrew Brown to a minor league deal, I was only speculating when I concluded: “It looks like the Mets will just go with a patchwork solution to their outfield with guys like Collin Cowgill and now Brown to go with Duda, Baxter, Nieuwenhuis and Valdespin.” Apparently I wasn’t far from the mark. Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports: Although Scott Hairston remains a free agent, a team insider said it’s conceivable the Mets actually will not add an outfielder on a major league contract this offseason. Lucas Duda appears penciled in as the primary left fielder. As for center field and right field, that may very well be a pair of platoons. The lefty hitters would be Kirk Nieuwenhuis in center field and Mike Baxter in right field. A team insider said Justin Turner actually should get strong consideration as a platoon outfielder too, despite no experience out there. Justin Turner in the outfield? Yikes. Rubin says the righty bats in the outfield ar...
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