According to Adam Rubin of the Daily News, there is no chance the Mets acquire Cristian Guzman.
Original Post, March 16 at 9:18 pm:
In a post to Twitter, Rich Coutinho of ESPN 1050 radio says the Mets might be looking to acquire a shortstop, and they could be discussing acquiring Cristian Guzman from the Nationals.
…i don’t think acquiring someone is a bad idea, considering there is uncertainty as to when Jose Reyes is returning as well as Ruben Tejada and his readiness for the Major Leagues, not to mention the range and durability questions surrounding Alex Cora, but does Guzman make them better than they are right now, without Reyes, and what would the cost be…Guzman would certainly give Tejada an opportunity to hone his skills in the minors and keep him out of the spotlight for now, but while he would give the team some Major League experience at shortstop as they wait for Reyes, Guzman has glass hands in the field, and what will they do with him after Reyes returns, should they acquire him…i suppose he could take over for Luis Castillo should he struggle early on, but either Castillo or Guzman would be expensive players to have on the bench…
In 135 games for the Nationals last year, Guzman hit .284 with six home runs and 52 RBI, but made 20 errors at shortstop in 117 games, all while earning $8 million.