Per Fox Sports,
“The Mets definitely are interested in Nationals first baseman Nick Johnson, according to a major-league source. Johnson could replace the injured Carlos Delgado and push Daniel Murphy back to the outfield. Murphy then could return to first next season; both Johnson and Delgado are potential free agents.
The Marlins’ Jorge Cantu, who is not a free agent until after ’10, is another trade possibility at first, but the Mets probably would prefer a left-handed hitter such as Johnson if they replace the left-handed Delgado. Their OPS against lefties is the best in the NL, but they rank only ninth against righties.”
I was pushing for Aubrey Huff but I wont be dissapointed if we pull off a trade for Nick Johnson. I’m very skeptical of him though. He’s missed alot of time over the past few years due to some freak injuries, but the fact that they’re “freak” injuries can be a good thing, as opossed to having nagging elbow or hamstring issues.
With that said, Beltran, Sheffield and Wright have been doing everything and more during this period of flux for Mets position players, but how long can they carry the work load? Nick Johnson, would provide extra pop and stability to a lineup in disarray.