Found January 09, 2012 on Matthew Cerrone's Mets Blog:
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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R.A. Dickey has ascended 14,380 feet

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RT @AdamRubinESPN Heard three top assistants with St. Lucie Mets have left organization.

Heard three top assistants with St. Lucie Mets have left organization. Belt-tightening continues. — Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) January 10, 2012

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Martinez, Herrera On Waivers

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