In an interesting turn of events Adam Rubin reported that the Mets will be entering the winter meetings looking to bolster the outfield through free agency instead of trades. We had heard since the end of the season that the Mets would be more traders then buyers. Either they've found the trade market to be too expensive or with Bay's deferment they truly do have more wiggle room. Of course, telling Rubin they were backing out of the trade route could be posturing to get the price down...
I'll be honest the Mets have been so inactive over the last two years, I'm skeptical that they will do anything aside from little moves like Hicks type moves. I know that's probably too skeptical but it allows me to be pleasantly surprised when they finally do something.
Terry Collins towards the end of the season said he needed to outfielders, preferably right handed and if possible one a veteran.
Rich Coutinho of WFAN feels Shane Victorino would be a prefect fit:
Still think Victorino would be a great fit for NYM--real grinder hard-nosed player also solves def need in CF
While I've always said I root for the uniform not the player and if a player helps the Mets win I can live with them, Victorino would be hard for me to root for, he was especially annoying during the whole Reyes celebrates too much days.
Victorino is a 31 y/o switch hitting who covers an enormous amount of ground in center and has the speed to lead-off. He's a lifetime .275 BA,.341 OBP, .430 SLG and .770 OPS.