Mets outfield options
February, 12, 2013
By Jason A. Churchill | ESPN Insider
The New York Mets were in the mix for Michael Bourn, but now that the centerfielder has signed with the Cleveland Indians the club's outfield competition lacks proven talent. Lucas Duda, Kirk Niewenhuis, Mike Baxter and Jordy Valdespin will be in the mix, and infielder Justin Turner is expected to get some reps in the outfield this spring, reports ESPNNewYork.com's Adam Rubin.
There isn't much left on the free agent market with veterans Carlos Lee, Bobby Abreu and Johnny Damon each generally viewed as designated hitter material at this stage of their careers. Injury-prone Grady Sizemore could be a name the Mets look into, if they haven't already, though it's difficult to envision any club counting on him to stay healthy.
For depth purposes, Scott Podsednik, whom the Minnesota Twins are considering according to ESPN 1500, could make some sense.