New York Mets: 5 Reasons Why Johnny Damon Would Be a Great Fit for Citi Field

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New York Mets: 5 Reasons Why Johnny Damon Would Be a Great Fit for Citi Field
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With the offseason almost coming to an end, the Mets are now trying to figure out who will play the minor roles on the bench, for example.

The Mets' bench for now consists of backup catcher Mike Nickeas, Scott Hairston, Justin Turner and the newly signed Ronny Cedeno. Barring any sudden promotions from the minor leagues, the Mets are missing a left-handed bat off the bench.

One veteran left-handed hitter who could help the Mets in 2012 could be free-agent Johnny Damon, who has had a long and productive career in the American League.

Damon would most likely be a strict pinch-hitter, being that he has lost the defensive range he once had. Furthermore, he has had one of the worst throwing arms in the league for years.

Here are five reasons why Johnny Damon could be a great fit for the Mets—and for Citi Field in particular.

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