NY Mets Outfielder Angel Pagan Has Trade Value

Phil HoopsCorrespondent IDecember 2, 2009

CHICAGO - AUGUST 30: Angel Pagan #16 of the New York Mets swings the bat against the Chicago Cubs on August 30, 2009 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Mets defeated the Cubs 4-1. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi over at FoxSports.com are reporting that numerous teams have been discussing Angel Pagan to be their potential starting center fielder.

Outside of the Kansas City Royals, it is not yet clear who exactly is pursuing the 28-year-old outfielder although the article suggests that the Brewers, Rangers and Cubs could all have some interest.

Last season in 88 games, Pagan hit .306 with six home runs and 32 RBI with an OBP of .350.

The question is should the Mets consider trading him if there a solid offer is made?

Personally, I’m torn on this subject. On one hand, Pagan is an injury risk and has made numerous trips to the DL throughout his career. As a matter of fact, the 88 games he appeared in this year were a career high.

Additionally, he made some questionable blunders last year on the base paths as well.

Still, this is a guy who is signed very cheaply and hit over .300 last season. To me he’s a guy that would fit the role of fourth outfielder perfectly and can come in off the bench and hit, if needed.

What do you Mets fans out there think? Am I overvaluing Pagan? Should Omar try move him?