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Mets: Three possible Juan Lagares trade destinations to consider

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 30: Juan Lagares #12 of the New York Mets scores in the sixth inning against the Kansas City Royals during Game Three of the 2015 World Series at Citi Field on October 30, 2015 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 30: Juan Lagares #12 of the New York Mets scores in the sixth inning against the Kansas City Royals during Game Three of the 2015 World Series at Citi Field on October 30, 2015 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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If you don’t follow the San Francisco Giants closely, I doubt you can name any of their outfielders. I can’t. They traded Andrew McCutchen this past summer and Hunter Pence is a free agent. They are desperate for any outfield help they can get. Adding someone like Lagares is a start.

The Giants are expected to try and sign Bryce Harper, Pollock, and other outfielders on the open market. Even if they do, I see them needing extra help. A defensively-productive glove like Lagares could make sense. This is an organization that doesn’t shy away from spending. A $9 million third or fourth outfielder isn’t going to bankrupt them.

Like any trade involving Lagares, this hypothetical deal with the Mets would bring very little back to Flushing. I could see the Giants even trying to dump a little salary on New York. Someone on a longer deal may work.

Last offseason, there were rumors about the Giants and an attempt to acquire Lagares from the Mets. This was in a proposed swap which would have sent Joe Panik to New York. However, the Mets didn’t want to give him up. I have to wonder if the Giants still have any interest.

The new general manager in San Francisco has a lot of work to do if he wants to please the fans. Much like Brodie Van Wagenen in Queens, it’s important to have a clear mission.

Lagares won’t pack the stadium in San Francisco. He can, however, make the pitchers look a whole lot better.

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I’ll give an honorable mention to the Colorado Rockies. However, any deal with them better include Jay Bruce, too.

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