With Jason Bay and Matt Holliday on the free-agent market and fairly free to set their own demands, the Mets may look to trade for a player to fill their hole in leftfield.
Josh Willingham from the Nationals and Juan Rivera from the Angels are two players they have interest in, according to Joel Sherman.
River has two years left on his contract, worth a combined $9.5 million. Willingham is still under control by the Nationals, and earned $2.95 million last season. He is a free agent following the 2011 season.
I think the Mets should take a look at both of these players, though I prefer dipping into the free-agent class first. Both would be decent additions to the club.
I like Rivera.