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A Minor Trade: Mets Acquire Emil Brown

SURPRISE, AZ - MARCH 05:  Emil Brown #49 of the San Diego Padres looks on from the dugout during the spring training game against the Texas Rangers at Surprise Stadium on March 5, 2009 in Surprise, Arizona. The Rangers defeated the Padres 4-3.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Michael GanciCorrespondent IOctober 30, 2016

The Mets made a minor trade to try and bolster their depth as they acquired Padres outfielder Emil Brown for a player to be named later.

With the Mets’ recent rash of injuries, Brown will provide some needed depth at Triple-A for the Bisons in case anyone else gets hurt.

Brown turns 35 in December, and has hit as many as 17 homers on the Major League level. In 2005, Brown hit .286 with 17 homers and 86 RBI.

If he could regain some of that old ability, he could be a reliable option for Buffalo, and could serve as an insurance policy for the Mets.

Truthfully, the Mets would never really want to see him in the big leagues outside of a potential September call-up. Although they have been riddled by injuries, the Mets still have a couple of guys who would be ahead of Brown in the pecking order.

Hopefully, this trade is nothing more than a small blip on the radar for the Mets. With guys like Jeremy Reed, Angel Pagan, and Fernando Martinez clearly ahead of Brown, it would seem New York would be extremely desperate to even give Brown a look.

I am off to the game tonight. Hopefully, Mother Nature will cooperate and the Mets will pick up the first of their three-game series with the Marlins.

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