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Last week, Sandy Alderson told reporters that he was still looking to fill out the bench and a last spot in the bullpen. Specifically, he’s looking at right-handed hitting outfielders.
I think in an ideal world, the 5th bench spot goes to RH-hitting power threat for bench who can play 1B/3B. …
— Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) January 6, 2012
“Based on the Mets’ needs, they’ll likely be looking to fill that last spot with a guy who can hit left-handed and play at least a vaguely passable center field, depending on how comfortable they are with Scott Hairston as the backup in center,” Ted Berg writes in a post to Ted Quarters. “Looking at the remaining free agents, it doesn’t seem like there are a lot of guys in their price range likely to do either of those things way better than Mike Baxter.”
To see a list of players who meet this description, as well as possible outfielders, check out Ed Ryan’s post at Mets Fever.
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