Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 12/25/12
Outfielder Collin Cowgill – As good as it gets? Although finding a power hitter, particularly one who could man an outfield spot and bat righthanded, was one of the Mets top priorities this offseason, the strategy of waiting the market out has proved futile. Unless upgrading the outfield was never the priority that the front office wanted us to believe, lets call this a failure of execution. The irony of it is that according to MLB Trade Rumors, the top available power hitter that is still on the market is old friend, Scott Hairston. Using ISO, MLBTR ranks the remaining power bats as follows: Scott Hairston - .241 ISO Adam LaRoche - .238 Luke Scott & Travis Hafner - both .210 Kelly Shoppach - .192 Yuniesky Betancourt - .172 Brandon Inge - .165 Miguel Olivo - .159 Scott Rolen - .153 The list of remaining righthanded outfielders offers no options that one would consider an upgrade. Jeff Baker Matt Diaz Ben Francisco Scott Hairston Austin Kearns Darnell McDonald Delmon Young The likelihood
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