Mets up to something, working on acquiring an outfielder December 18th, 2012 7:46 am The New York Post’s Mike Puma says he’s hearing the Mets may soon add a new outfielder.
“It’s a name that hasn’t been linked to the Mets,” he later added.
Puma’s colleague, Ken Davidoff, says the front office has been working on something for the outfield.
Davidoff says Mets official wouldn’t rule out the idea of acquiring A’s center fielder Coco Crisp.
Crisp hit .259 with a .325 OBP, 11 HR and 46 RBI and 39 stolen bases in 2012.
Matthew Cerrone, MetsBlog.com:
Crisp does make sense for the Mets. He’s only a decent defensive center fielder at this point in his career, but he’d add a nice element to the top of the team’s lineup (since he still draws enough walks and he’s still pretty quick), which would also allow Ruben Tejada to move back to batting second. I also like that he’s on a one-year deal (at $7 million) with a team option for 2014.
The Rays, Indians and Mariners have all asked the A’s about the availability of their outfielders this winter.
During the Winter Meetings, Andy Martino of the Daily News said the Mets were talking with teams about acquiring an outfielder by trading some of their pitching prospects, like Darin Gorski. Assuming the market breaks right, I also think there is a chance they sign a free-agent outfielder, like a Cody Ross or Scott Hairston, in addition to trading for a player like Crisp or D’Backs OF Jason Kubel.
Runs scored is a facet of the team but he gets on base and steals, He had 39 steals last year and I feel his game would translate very well to the gaps at Citi field, If it is him it is an improvement over what Torres gave us.
455 ABS 68 runs 48 RBI, 25 2B, 7 triples, 11 HRS and 30 stolen bases (just 4 CS) 2.7 WAR374 ABS 47 runs 35 RBI, 17 2b, 7 triples 3 HRS and 13 SB 5 CS 1.2 WAR
How can anyone not look at this as a major improvement?
Assuming it is he that we get Im fine with it, He is not a stud, Not a kid but I have been saying all along that we would at a minimum bring in some mid teir guys.
COCO had 105 RCTorres had 79
That is 26 more, Keep in mind the team fell 50 runs short of that top tier 700+ number.
look at it like this.
with a future rotation of Harvey, Wheeler, Neise, Snydergaard, and most likely a FA of some sort. We have a lot of excess pitching in a farm system. The solid prospects like Gorski and Mazzoni who really have no spot in this organization especially with guys like Tapia, Maeo, and Fulmer who are all rated higher then them.
I would gladly package a few prospects for an OF...now I wouldn't necessarly do it for Crisp since he is older but I would love to get a younger OF that we can control for a few years that might be in a crowded outfield on another team.
I want no part of Coco Crisp.. The guy has sub .250 averages from both sides of the plate.
His outfield ability is declining. It would be another case like Torres where he has to play center field when he is not even the best in center on the team.
He is not worth giving up a Verrett, Mazzoni, Gorski type prospect..
Plus he makes 6 million it would stop them from doing anything else..