Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 11/16/12
On Wednesday, I suggested the Mets should not trade one of their starting pitchers for offensive help this winter. Today, I offer an alternative: Melky Cabrera. According to reports, the Mets have not expressed interest in Cabrera to date. However, I feel they should have a change of heart and go after the controversial outfielder. Before his 50 game suspension in August for testing positive for testosterone, Cabrera was on pace to receive a multi-year contract for a good chunk of change that would have been way out of the Mets price range. Now, he will most likely have to settle for a 1-year deal at a much lesser amount. ESPN’s Jim Bowden predicts Cabrera will land a 1-year, $7.5 million contract. While it would be cutting it close, I believe that is doable for Sandy Alderson’s budget, and he could possibly land Cabrera for even less. But it’s not just the low risk-high reward of such a contract that makes Cabrera appealing to the Amazins. When you look at the numbers, it makes per...
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