You may have heard that the Yankees have acquired Vernon Wells. Why should a Mets fan care?
I suppose a Mets fan shouldn’t care at all about what the Yankees are doing. But, I wanted to point out the deal because Wells is a player we discussed here at MetsToday back in December, and sometimes it’s fun to go back and re-read our thoughts with the advantage of 20/20 hindsight. Personally, I thought at the time that it made sense to look into Wells, and in the end, the Mets found a somewhat similar player in Marlon Byrd.
In all seriousness, the Yankees’ recent moves to pick up outfielders off the scrap heap is a reminder that spring training is winding down, rosters are being set, and players on other teams (i.e., “another man’s junk”) are becoming available. Toward that end, are there any outfielders that the Mets should kick the tires on?
Post your suggestions in the comments.
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Joe Janish began MetsToday in 2005 to provide the unique perspective of a high-level player and coach -- he earned NCAA D-1 All-American honors as a catcher and coached several players who went on to play pro ball. As a result his posts often include mechanical evaluations, scout-like analysis, and opinions that go beyond the numbers.