Mets Acquire First Baseman James Loney For Cash Considerations

Mets Acquire First Baseman James Loney For Cash Considerations

I am a fan of this move.  Plain and simple.  James Loney has always struck me as a soli first baseman from his time with the Dodgers and Rays.

Duda has been somewhat disappointing this season and it may seem crazy, but I think that the drop off between Loney and Duda is extremely small.  Yes, Loney has been in the minors for a while, but for what its worth he was raking down there, hitting .342 with Padre Triple-A affiliate. 

Loney brings a plus glove and needed contact bat to a surprisingly powerful lineup.  While he has no power as a first baseman, he has always been a high average guy.  The Mets don't need more home runs, they already lead the league.  Its possible he could be an absolute bust given that he was in Triple-A for a reason, but don't be surprised if he hits .280+ in his time platooning with Flores. 

So... Sandy Alderson does it again in my book.  A cheap, serviceable option at first without giving up anything other than cash considerations.  I like it.

 Excluding his HORRENDOUS Chris Young and Alejandro de Aza signing, Sandy has been a pretty damn good GM.

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