Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 5/15/13
Are the Mets in desperate times now?  With how our offense has failed to click lately, I think so. I was under the impression that we had a few guys that could actually play the outfield for us – and then we went out and signed Rick Ankiel. I remember the player Ankiel was after he switched positions from pitching to play the outfield, so there is hope for production.  But, if we needed a player with power, why did we pick up someone that will probably battle with Ike Davis for the most Ks on the team or spending the most time under the Mendoza line? Ankiel is a good outfielder, even though during his debut with the Mets, he dropped a ball. But, I will give it to him for going all out and diving for the ball, and the fact that he didn’t have his own glove because he had to have it shipped, so it wasn’t available for him to play with. So far he is hitless in two games with two strikeouts. I know we don’t have anyone on the team that can be the power boost that we need right now, but it feels
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