The Mets will now continue their search for a 4th outfielder to not only back up the starters (Michael Cuddyer, Juan Lagares, Curtis Granderson), but also play right field when the Mets decide to sit Lucas Duda against selective left hand pitchers and move Cuddyer to first base.
Many Mets fans, including the one's reading this, what this role to go to Cesar Puello, which would leave Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Eric Campbell, and Matt den Dekker to fight it out for the fifth spot in the outfield.
Many of the beat reporters say the Mets will fill this role by signing someone from outside the organization. The chief name being thrown around has been Jonny Gomes.
And lastly, Adam Rubin said that one of the sub-OF roles is basically a lock for Nieuwenhuis because he is out of options.
The important thing is progress continues to be made in the outfield. In my book, the trio of Cuddyer, Lagares, and Granderson, has a far deeper ring than Hairston, Torres, and Bay...
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