Originally posted on Matthew Cerrone's Mets Blog  |  Last updated 12/8/11
Andy Martino of the Daily News and Adam Rubin of ESPN believe it is now less likely the Mets sign free-agent OF Endy Chavez, since the team just acquired Andres Torres from the Giants. The Mets reportedly met with the agents for Chavez, Cesar Izturis, and Ronny Cedeno earlier this week in Dallas. In 83 games for the Rangers in 2011, Chavez hit .301 with a .323 on base percentage with five home runs and 27 RBI and 10 stolen bases. Matthew Cerrone: Endy signed a minor-league deal last season because he was returning from injury, but I have to think he’s looking for a major-league spot this time around. He was a bargain last year for Texas. Here’s the thing, if Torres replaces the need for Endy, as Martino and Rubin indicate, then who exactly is starting in center field? I’d think Endy would be signed for the bench and to be a back-up outfielder. If Torres is the starter, isn’t there still a need for that type of guy on the bench? Or, is that by adding Torres, who can play all three ...
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