Anyone Up For An Endy Chavez Reunion?
While looking through name upon name of the free-agents this winter, the familiar ring of “Endy Chavez” jumped off the page at me. After mulling it over, I would not be opposed to seeing Chavez back patrolling the outfield of Citi Field.
The 33-year old outfielder is forever etched in the memory of every Met fan for his unfathomable, spectacular, home run-robbing grab he made in Game 7 of the 2006 NLCS, so fans would likely welcome him back with open arms. He came back healthy in 2011 with the Texas Rangers after missing almost two years with a knee injury, and actually had a respectable year. Chavez hit .301 with 5 home runs and 27 RBIs in just 250 at-bats.
Chavez could be a solid 4th outfielder behind Angel Pagan should he be tendered, acting as a safety net should Pagan struggle further in 2012. The guy puts the ball in play, great range, blazing speed and could be a replacement in the leadoff spot should Reyes skip town, which is becoming increasingly likely. He would be a cheaper option than Coco Crisp or Grady Sizemore and maybe with less of a risk, and in Crisp’s case, Chavez has a higher reward.
Anyone else interested in a triumphant return for Endy Chavez? In my opinion, I think it would be a solid, low-risk acquisition.
About the Author: Clayton Collier
Clayton, a Long Island native and die-hard Mets fan, started writing online about three years ago. He is currently a Journalism major with a minor in Broadcasting at Seton Hall University. Although very disappointed with the current state of the team, Clayton remains hopeful that the young prospects in the farm system will bring the Mets back to a respected franchise in baseball once again. Besides writing for MMO, Clayton is also a staff member at 89.5 WSOU, Seton Hall's modern active rock radio station. You can contact Clayton by following him on Twitter: @Clayton_Collier or E-mailing him at MaybeNextYearMets@yahoo.com
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