Mets Acquire Johnson, Uribe – Is It Enough?
The New York Mets made a deal to acquire some much need hitting this weekend, but is it enough to make them a contender?
That remains to be seen. However, both Kelly Johnson and Juan Uribe delivered for their new team over the weekend. Johnson homered in his Mets debut Saturday and Uribe smacked a walk-off winner off the wall in center field to help the Mets earn a split of their series with the Dodgers on Sunday.
The Mets certainly needed the extra bats. And, they improved the team without having to deal any of their highly sought after young pitchers. They dealt arms, but John Gant and Rob Whalen are two prospects you've probably never heard of before, and may never hear of again.
While both Uribe and Johnson came to the Mets and instantly became the team's leaders in batting average - both hitting in the .270 range - the team now has a glut of infielders:
- Eric Campbell
- Lucas Duda
- Wilmer Flores
- Daniel Murphy
- Ruben Tejada
- Juan Uribe
- Kelly Johnson - listed on roster as an outfielder, but is a veteran second baseman
Oh, and don't forget David Wright, that is if he ever returns from spinal stenosis that has had him sidelined since April.
The Mets have the best starting rotation in baseball and if the offense can come together to score more than 2-3 runs a night, this trade might be just enough to move the Mets into the postseason for the first time since 2006.
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