Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Could Crisp be the target..

We've heard that the Mets could be close on obtaining an outfielder and that it's someone they have not been    linked to in the past.  That would rule out guys like Scott Hairston and Cody Ross.  Also Bourn and Swisher received qualifying offers and will cost the signing team their first round pick, so I don't believe they could be the targets.

Ken Davidoff of Newsday speculates that Coco Crisp could be the player the Mets target.  He'd be a decent stop gap in center field and in the lead-off role.  He seems a little pricey for what the Mets want to do but as long as it doesn't prohibit them from filling others holes, I guess it would be ok short term.

One intriguing possibility: Oakland’s Coco Crisp, who will earn $7 million in 2013 and has a $7.5 million team option (against a $1 million buyout) in 2014. The A’s have an abundance of outfielders after acquiring Chris Young from Arizona, but it’s not clear just how available Crisp is. The Mets and A’s have a very good relationship, as Oakland GM Billy Beane used to work for Alderson and had Mets vice president of player development and amateur scouting Paul DePodesta as his assistant. A Mets official didn’t rule out the possibility of acquiring Crisp. source New York Post