Mets: Howie Kendrick a possible second base option

By Christina Cola
HOUSTON, TX - AUGUST 22: Howie Kendrick
HOUSTON, TX - AUGUST 22: Howie Kendrick /

The stove is as cold as a New York winter if you’re the Mets.

Nothing but “ifs” and “maybes” and “not likelys” have been floating around for days. We’ve all almost gone numb to it all by now. Josh Harrison and Andrew McCutchen‘s name continues to pop up on the Mets radar. However, the phrase that always follows continues to point out the Mets lack of prospects to give for them. And so the famous Katy Perry song “Hot and Cold” continues to play in my head every time I read MLB Trade Rumors.

But there’s a new name that’s popped up on that list now, Howie Kendrick. Kendrick is mentioned by Trade Rumors as a “potential fit” for the Mets. While I look at it, as a “last resort.” At 33 years old, Kendrick split time between the Phillies and Nationals last season. He finished the year with a pretty good slash line at .315/.368/.475. However, this would only be a temporary solution for the Mets should they pick him up. I’d rather they move on Harrison who they could give a few more years on a contract, or even bless us all and just sign Mike Moustakas already.  Kendrick certainly wouldn’t be the worst choice for the Mets last-minute options. At least he’s coming off of a good year.  Far better than picking up the likes of Adam Lind for example.

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Time is running out with just 35 days left until Spring Training. My guess is that by the end of this week we’ll start to see these deals roll in one after another. Though with each day that goes by, it’s been getting harder to picture just where everyone will end up. It seems that both teams and players are content with this waiting game from hell.