I wrote about Raburn last week as a potential option for the Mets as a bench player who could give Terry Collins some valuable flexibility as a player who can play both corner outfield spots as well as first base.
Raburn, 34, batted .303/.393/.543 in 201 plate appearances for the Cleveland Indians this year, and he absolutely crushed left-handed pitching. He posted a 1.004 OPS against them this season and has a .827 mark against LHP for his career.
Raburn has also played some second base and third base in his career and could probably contribute there in a pinch, making him a potentially excellent super-utility player for the Mets.
On Tuesday, Terry Collins tossed out the idea that Wilmer Flores could see some time as Lucas Duda’s primary backup unless the front office added a more experienced option. So this does make perfect sense.
And you know what, my friends? The Mets have been making perfect sense since the offseason started.
I’m thinking the they could probably get him for “Carl Crawford money” Heh Heh… Raburn will likely fetch a deal for roughly $2 million.