May 07, 2007

The Mets And Jorge Cantu

Ted Berg at SNY, writes about the possibilities for second baseman in Valentin's absence:

Jorge Cantu, Devil Rays: A lot of the internet speculation surrounding the Mets search has focused on Cantu, mostly because the 25-year-old hit 28 homers two seasons ago before struggling mightily last year. He's now buried behind hard-hitting uber-prospect B.J. Upton, and the miserable Rays could use help just about everywhere, so on a cursory level he seems like a good fit. Looking deeper, though, even in Cantu's breakout year in 2005, he posted a weak .311 on-base percentage and his career Minor League OBP is under .300. Basically, Cantu struggled last season because he's just not that good, and though he's young and strong, he can't really hit.

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