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Ruben Gotay on Waivers

The last few days before the roster deadline often present a good chance to poach useful players from the waiver wire. According to Newsday, the Mets have placed 2B Ruben Gotay on waivers, and I think he'd be a good fit for the team. Gotay, 25, is an offense-minded 2B who hit .295/.351/.421 last year as a part-timer for the Mets (stats). Before that, he'd shown some promise as a Royals prospect, but struggled after being promoted too aggressively. I see Gotay as ultimately being comparable to a guy like Ronnie Belliard, and I think he'd have value to us. I'm skeptical of Rivas as anything more than an IF of last resort, and as such I think Gotay would be a good fit as insurance at 2B (in case Freddy's shoulder remains an issue) and at 3B (in case Bautista regresses). His defense is still a little rough, but at his age he still has some offensive upside, and having him on hand would help mitigate our lack of middle infield depth in the upper minors.

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