Found January 06, 2012 on Matthew Cerrone's Mets Blog:
Sandy Alderson said on a conference call yesterday that, in addition to a right-handed outfielder and a stop-gap shortstop, he’s still looking for a ‘swingman.’ “We continue to try to add depth at Triple-A to give us the potential for the emergency call-up guys that have some major league experience, but not necessarily guys that we expect to make the club out of spring training,” Alderson explained, indicating he’s not likely to spend more than $1.5 million on any one player or make a big trade before the start of Spring Training. Matthew Cerrone: It seems to me that Kyle Davies, Zack Duke, Rich Harden and Brad Penny fit this idea of a ‘swingman,’ as they could start or pitch in relief and would likely accept a low salary on a minor-league deal. Similarly, Alderson said he met with Chris Young in San Diego recently, adding, “He’s the kind of guy we might re-sign under the right circumstances.” In term of talent, Davies and Duke are probably the most reliable, but both have very lit

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