Came across this post from Josh Chapdelaine over at AroundCiti where he takes an early look at the second half of the Mets season which considering how the 1st half is shaping up I can't really blame him.In his post he talks about how he thinks the club will start to hit their stride in large part due to the upcoming promotions. Some of the reasons reasons that he provides for this are players like Zack Wheeler and Rafael Montero. Below is what he has to say regarding the outfield.
Outfield Opportunity: If you’re no longer thrilled with seeing Rick Ankiel, Marlon Byrd, Mike Baxter, Jordany Valdespin, or the other six players who have started in the outfield for the Mets this season, things will be changing shortly. It’s likely than one or both of Ankiel and Byrd will be shipped off at the deadline for a lower-end prospect or cash considerations that will open to road for people like Cory Vaughn to get his shot in Flushing sooner rather than later. Collin Cowgill and Kirk Nieuwenhuis will likely get another look before the year is over, but there will be more opportunity for a name to breakout at the big league level. Vaughn is looking more and more to be the person as he’s now posting a .300/.385/.469 line in Binghamton and will be seeing time in Las Vegas this summer. He’ll likely be a September call-up, but his potential is definitely intriguing.
Check out AroundCiti to read the rest of his post and tell us what you think.