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Mets Season in Review: Eric Campbell

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Oct 1, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Mets first baseman Eric Campbell (29) celebrates in the dugout after scoring during the ninth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. The Mets won 5-3. Mandatory Credit: Derik Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 1, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Mets first baseman Eric Campbell (29) celebrates in the dugout after scoring during the ninth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. The Mets won 5-3. Mandatory Credit: Derik Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports
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Role in 2017

Jun 7, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; New York Mets third baseman Eric Campbell (29) celebrates with teammates after hitting a two run home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the second inning at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 7, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; New York Mets third baseman Eric Campbell (29) celebrates with teammates after hitting a two run home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the second inning at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

In 2017, his areas for improvement and role will be a moot point as he won’t be on the Mets or any other major-league team.

While “Soup” was never a fan-favorite, both Terry Collins and Sandy Alderson were clearly fans. They seemingly loved his versatility and positive team-player attitude. Most importantly, they probably loved his low cost. When Collins and Alderson filled out their roster for the Wild Card Game against the San Francisco Giants, they included Campbell (and James Loney) over Lucas Duda, to the foul cry by many-a-fan.

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