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The Mets are interested in Corey Hart

Nov 6, 2013, 4:57 PM EDT

Corey Hart AP

Mike Puma of the New York post reports that free agent Corey Hart is drawing interest from the Mets. As are a dozen other teams, apparently undeterred by Hart’s multiple knee surgeries.

The Mets seem like an odd pursuer. They have a lot of first base types with Ike Davis and Lucas Duda. Of course one or both of them could be traded if they got Hart. Not that the Mets have been too big on higher-priced players in recent years.

For what it’s worth, Hart may have missed a season with a bum knee, but his previous three he hit around 30 homers a year, so someone somewhere is likely to offer him a multi-year deal.

  1. roanboon - Nov 6, 2013 at 5:29 PM

    Hart was an outfielder for many years. why does he need to fulfill a need only at 1st base?

    • bolweevils2 - Nov 7, 2013 at 3:46 PM

      I guess the presumption is he can no longer be a regular outfielder with those bum knees.

  2. thebadguyswon - Nov 6, 2013 at 6:21 PM

    Cory Hart is something the Mets don’t have – a first base type that can hit. Not sure what surprised you; their offense was putrid.

  3. muskyhunter2542 - Nov 6, 2013 at 6:34 PM

    Corey Hart will be back with the Milwaukee Brewers. He’s not going anywhere.

  4. proudlycanadian - Nov 6, 2013 at 7:28 PM

    Why isn’t Corey Hart wearing sunglasses in that picture?

    • raynman49 - Nov 6, 2013 at 7:43 PM

      Must be a day game.

  5. dlhouse18 - Nov 6, 2013 at 8:18 PM

    Hart makes so much sense for the Twins and I’m hopeful that they’re tied to him. They have no one who can play 1B and need a corner outfielder. Would be nice to make Arcia a full time DH.

  6. hodag54501 - Nov 7, 2013 at 7:32 AM

    Do the Mets need an outfielder? Hart played a wide majority of his time in right field for the Brewers. He was only moved to first base after Prince Fielder left and Aoki came on board as an outfielder.
    The Brewers could use him at first base(his bat mostly) but I wonder about him after missing the season. He said during the season he wanted to stay with the Brewers. We’ll see.

  7. xdj511 - Nov 7, 2013 at 9:18 AM

    I really wish that the Mets would just have a platoon next season of Josh Satin against lefties and whoever won a spring training fight to the death between Ike Davis and Lucas Duda.

    The Mets have some payroll coming off the books (Johan) and being a NY team are going to be linked to just about everybody out there, but Corey Hart isn’t going to do much for us, unless they really think he can play right field every day. If the Mets aren’t going to give Ruben Tejada another shot shortstop should be their highest priority.

  8. mtr75 - Nov 7, 2013 at 10:49 AM

    Dear fellow mets fans,

    Please understand that this will be another offseason of dumpster diving and d-list free agent signings. After all the talks of “our financial problems are behind us” and “we’re ready to spend,” who are the first two free agents the Mets are linked with? Rafael Furcal, who missed all of last year, and Cory Hart, who missed all of last year. They are going to do the same thing this year they’ve done the last two years: essentially nothing. Get ready for the excuses.

    • bolweevils2 - Nov 7, 2013 at 3:50 PM

      Frankly, that’s all OK by me. It’s not like they are a player or two away from contending in 2014, and the free agent crop (aside from Cano) isn’t that exciting anyway. Save your money for when you can contend. Keep stocking minor league talent and saving money until then.

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