Freddy Galvis – SS
While he has primarily played shortstop over his seven years in the majors with the Philadelphia Phillies and San Diego Padres, Freddy Galvis also has experience playing at second base and third base as well as some time in the outfield.
Additionally, Galvis knows how to stay healthy, as he appeared in all 162 of his team’s games each of the last two years. For Mets fans who want someone who can stay on the field, this should convince you already.
A switch-hitter, Galvis finished last season with 13 HRs and 67 RBIs, but only batted .248 with a .299 OBP. As a career .246 hitter, Galvis isn’t going to light the world on fire and shouldn’t be brought in to be a starter, but could provide solid infield depth and having a switch hitter on the bench is never a bad thing.
Curtis Granderson – OF
Let me start off by saying this; Granderson is well past his prime. He is no longer the player that can hit 40+ home runs a year.
Even with this knowledge, I believe that Granderson still has value.
A fan favorite here in New York, Granderson could still be a solid left-handed bat who could provide depth to an often injured outfield. Going into next year, Yoenis Cespedes is expected to be out until around June (at the earliest) and Jay Bruce is coming off an injury-plagued year. They need a bat with a little more pop.
Granderson has the ability to play all over the outfield and even at the age of 37, he hit 13 home runs, 38 RBI and batted .242 with a .351 OBP last year. He’s still very popular here with the New York fans, so that alone should make the Mets consider bringing Curtis back for one more season.
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