"There's probably a glut of first basemen. You can count five, if you wanted to. … We have five first basemen that could play and that didn't really seem like the point of need. If he played left or right field, I think, yeah we probably would've offered the guy a contract." -Jeff Wilpon, October 29th 2013
Mets sign Brandon Allen, first baseman –November 19th, 2013.
To be fair, Allen has played a little left field in his career. 17 games. Which makes him Lucas Duda Part Two. Awesome. But hey …
The Mets are OPEN FOR BUSINESS!!!