Should Mets Acquire Ezequiel Carrera?
A few days ago we wondered if the Mets might look to improve their depth in center field, and suggested Ezequiel Carrera as a possibility. Well, Carrera has been DFA’d by the Indians — should the Mets pick up the 25-year-old speedster? Why or why not?
I forgot he was part of that J.J. Putz trade. Nothing impressive here. His only “leader board” appearance according to Baseball Reference is he was 4th in the AL in 2011 for Errors Committed in CF.
Bad fielder, career .306 OBP, bats lefty, and two months older than Neiuwenhuis and den Dekker. Pass.
First thing jumping off the page was his defensive ability. Then he had that flukey year in Double-A where he won the batting title.
Not all that much since – though he does know how to swipe a bag……but he’s still only 25 and hasn’t had much of a Major League opportunity.
Could probably be someone’s 5th outfielder, which on the Mets translates to “legit burn”.
Without having seen him play in a few years, I’d just go with the Captain Obvious comparison of Endy Chavez.
…….far from an Endy loyalist, but the Mets could always do worse.
Apropos of nothing, I’m beyond curious to see what Cowgill shows up when the bell rings.