According to the Denver Post reserve outfielder Corey Sullivan has signed a one-year deal with the Metropolitans. Regarded as a defensive specialist, he should fill in the roll left by the departure of Endy Chavez in the J.J. Putz trade.
The 30 year old Sullivan has been up and down the last 4 years. He hit .284 as a rookie in 2005 and .286 in 2007, but only played 18 games last year hitting .217. I will try to find out if issues were injuries or inabilities.
Don’t expect power from Corey either, as he has only 8 career home runs. This moves appears on the surface to be purely for defense in the new spacious walls of Citifield.
One question does come out of all this: What are the Mets going to do with Jeremy Reed? The (yes another) lefthand hitting Sullivan would be performing the same role expected of Reed. Do the mets plan to go into 2008 with 6 outfielders in Murphy, Tatis, Church, Beltran, Reed and Sullivan, or is there another move on the way?
Posted By Robert Z