Originally written on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 11/18/14
The Mets 2013 projected outfield is an admitted team weakness. They’ve got options but no stars. They’ve all got a weakness. Lucas Duda can hit for power but can’t field; Matt den Dekker can field but can’t hit. You can go through the list and find some concern about them all. Do any teams have excess depth? Could the Mets improve their outfield by targeting a select group of outfielders who might be expendable by their current teams at the end of spring training? Can we make a reasonable projection as to which teams (and which outfielders) might actually become available. We can. There are several teams carrying an excess of players in their outfield ranks. Now, granted, this can change in the time it takes a pitch to cross home plate (witness Curtis Granderson and witness Kirk Nieuwenhuis). An injury or other event can impact rosters at any moment. A significant injury to an outfielder can also impact the asking price for a possible replacement (in other words, the more you ...
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