'Tis the season of giving, and Mets fans everywhere are hoping that they'll be given some outfield reinforcements prior to the start of the 2013 season. As it stands now, the options are pretty thin.
Jason Bay's contract was mercifully terminated at the end of the season. Bay spent the better part of three injury-plagued years underperforming and getting booed. It was so bad that the Mets let him go while still owing him $21 million. He will try to resurrect his career out west, as he recently signed a one-year deal with the Mariners.
For some unclear reason, the Mets traded their 2011 center fielder, Angel Pagan, to San Francisco in return for Andres Torres and ineffective reliever Ramon Ramirez. Torres was mediocre at best in 2012, hitting just .230. In an ironic twist, Torres will now be teammates with Pagan, as he signed a one-year contract to rejoin the Giants for 2013.
With those two players gone, the Mets will be expecting a lot more run production from their outfield. The problem is figuring out who, exactly, will be playing those positions.
Here's a look at who the Mets currently have to choose from: