The Post reports that the Mets "are further along in trying to secure Julio Lugo to be their every second baseman."
I don't underdstand why either Lugo or the Mets would want to pursue such a deal.
From the Mets' perspective: Lugo is 31, struggled with the Dodgers in 49 games last year, wants a four year deal, and will probably cost a decent amount of money.
I was hoping that the Mets would try to find a less expensive right handed bat to platoon with Valentin. Both Valentin and Lugo performed better against righties last year Lugo: 349/429/778, Valentin 342/538/879. (Lugo's splits from last year, however, may be an anomaly. For his career his numbers are almost identical against righties and lefties).
From Lugo's perspective: I know that he is a Met fan from NY, but why would he choose to play second on only a semiregular basis for the Mets when he can play short every day for Boston.
What am I missing?
This FanPost was contributed by a member of the community and was not subject to any vetting or approval process. It does not necessarily reflect the opinions, reasoning skills, or attention to grammar and usage rules held by the editors of this site.