The Mets wanted to know before Spring Training whether those two would be part of their short-term plans. Rosario did enough in two months to prove himself, and as a result is locked in as the Mets' Opening Day shortstop.
As a result, the Mets are seeking first-base depth this offseason. They have reportedly checked in on Carlos Santana , a top-of-the-market option, but will also look at free agents capable of playing both first and the outfield such as Jay Bruce , Logan Morrison and Adam Lind. In addition, the Mets also plan to explore the trade market as they continue to meet with teams at the GM and Winter Meetings. Consider it just another offseason agenda item for the Mets, who also must acquire a second baseman and at least one reliever.
He continued to demonstrate an uptick in power, with nine home runs in plate appearances. But Smith could not even match the numbers of Rosario, who posted a. Rosario at least distinguished himself as a defensive rock at shortstop, while Smith -- widely recognized as a strong defender throughout his Minor League career -- struggled on a near-daily basis at first base.
Smith also grew heavier over the course of the summer, after losing nearly 30 pounds last offseason. That led Alderson to offer Smith a public warning earlier this week in Orlando.
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Closed Caption support for MLB. Following a homer season with the Indians, Carlos Santana brings power from both sides of the plate to the free agency market. In his first career at-bat, J. Crawford hits a grounder to Dominic Smith, whose error allows Nick Williams to score, tying the game at 1.
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