February 09, 2007

Newhan Over Johnson

At Rotoworld they write about David Newhan having the edge over Ben Johnson to be the fifth outfielder:

The New York Daily News believes David Newhan has an edge over Ben Johnson for the final spot on the Mets' bench.

It'd be a downgrade if true. Newhan has the obvious edge when it comes to versatility, but Johnson's power would be useful on a team whose top two pinch-hitters -- Endy Chavez and Julio Franco -- combined for six homers in more than 500 at-bats last year. We're already skeptical about the trade with the Padres that brought in Johnson, as Royce Ring could very well outpitch Scott Schoeneweis over the next three years for about one-tenth of the money.

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