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Josh Satin, outfielder?

Josh Satin has started to learn how to play in the outfield (Puma).

Back in September, Satin said he knows his value to the team increases if he can play multiple positions.

“Realistically, I know the only way I’m going to be able to be on this team in the future is being able to play multiple positions,” Satin told the New York Post in September. “That’s my hope, that I can show I can play a couple of different spots.”

Maggie Wiggin, Contributor

Sep. 8: I really like Satin as a player and I appreciate his dedication to the team and his willingness to do anything to contribute. It’s a great attitude and I think it’s a big part of why he’s playing himself into a bench role for next year. That said, enough is enough with the infielders playing the outfield. It didn’t work for Daniel Murphy, it didn’t work for Lucas Duda, and while I suspect Satin is a bit more athletic than either of them, I don’t see this experiment ending with anything other than frustration and embarrassment for all involved.

That said, Satin definitely has value for the Mets next year and he should be a solid part of the bench, even without any treacherous expeditions into the outfield. He’s been reliable filling in at both first and third and has played 286 games at second in the minors as well, so he can cover most of the infield.

Additionally, while he’s batting well overall, his numbers against left-handed pitching are fantastic and point to a significant role for him as a pinch hitter who can occasionally spell left-handed infielders (such as Murphy, Ike Davis, or Duda, if they’re around next season) against tough lefty starters. It’s this natural ability to hit lefties that will serve him best in his quest for a spot on the team next year, not shoe-horning himself into a position he’s not comfortable in.

It’s a noble offer. Thanks, but no thanks.

196 comments
Stephen Keane
Stephen Keane

Teams value guys like Satin who will do whatever is necessary to make the big league club. It's unfortunate that Muprh couldn't make it as an LF'er but it wasn't for lack of work. I watched him take fly ball after fly ball after fly ball from Coach Razor Shines. Duda the same he worked at LF but was never comfortable and has looked much better at 1B.

Just because a couple fo players didn't make it at a postion change doesn't mean you discouage a player to let his team know that he will do anything he can to make the team. Instead of dismissing Satin wanting to learn to play outfield you should emabrass his effort to become a better and more productive player for the NY Mets .  

Rick Rimpici
Rick Rimpici

Trade Ike or Duda and platoon whomever remains with Satin. Neither Ike nor Duda will bring back a SS, but maybe one can get us someone who can be packaged for a guy like Jed Lowrie.

Ricky Gclef
Ricky Gclef

Satin did pretty well with limited play. He is a good, selective, right handed hitter who gets on base. Excellent for bench, but he would do better than Duda or Ike as starting 1B..

Ricky Gclef
Ricky Gclef

Not such a terrible idea. He's not a great 1B , but neither is Duda

Ricky Gclef
Ricky Gclef

I like him too, but he won't get a chance to play enough to get those numbers. He will be on bench which is a good thing for the Mets,he get son base.

Frank Kajtazi
Frank Kajtazi

Oh please,another slow-poke like Duda,sorry Satin,stay away from the outfield

Alan Zelazo
Alan Zelazo

WHY!! Another player the mets are going to ruin!!!

Carl Rock
Carl Rock

Name one Met who has changed positions and been successful. This team has had more failures then any other team I know.

Carl Rock
Carl Rock

Ike Davis reminds me of Dave Kingman in every way. If the Mets put Satin at 1st base at least he'd be consistent and hit for an high average.

Robert Nolan
Robert Nolan

I think Satin could be a valuable utility player.  If he can play the outfield as well as a few infield positions, his value goes up.  We need a multi-position guy now that Turner isn't around.

Nick Zacarese
Nick Zacarese

We have 4 center fielders already. Not quite where the need is. He should learn to pitch out of the bullpen

Vinny Oliva
Vinny Oliva

the Mets need someone who can hit the ball

Jay Vasquez
Jay Vasquez

We have enough. How about 2nd base. 1st base. Shortstop.....

Keith Berserker Vwo McCabe
Keith Berserker Vwo McCabe

Isnt he a 1Bmen? and Isnt one of our main weakness'es 1B? Didnt we just bring in 2 New Outfielders to an Already CROWDED OF? WTH is Going on here/

Jim Colucci
Jim Colucci

Why in the hell would you put him in the OF. Do we not have to many already. He is a first baseman. A dam good one at that. Start him over Ike and Duda. Let me tell you the more I read about this team the more they piss me off. Clueless 100% clueless. It's not that hard people. Satin at first. Danny boy at second. D Wright at third. Granderson in center Young, Largas and Dem decker fight it out for LF AND RF. d'Arnaud at catcher. Now go sign a SS. A SS that can hit 270 or better.

John Kaniuk
John Kaniuk

Sign Bartolo Colon for two years. He is a top end guy who knows how to pitch anywhere. Trade Lucas Duda and Tejada to get another OF and young arm. Give Ike Davis one last chance to start first base.

John Kaniuk
John Kaniuk

Okay, to play as a 4th string backup? This guy is no everyday starter.

Mike Sennello
Mike Sennello

FIRST BASE. We are desperate for it and he's the PERFECT candidate for it. .300+ with a touch of power plus excellent d. Either that at first base, or we have NO ONE to play first base. Eric Young LF, Granderson CF, Lagares RF, Wright 3B, Flores SS, Murphy 2B, Satin 1B, [insert guy we trade for] C SP: Harvey (eventually), Wheeler, Gee, Niese?, [insert guy we trade for]

Cliff Germano
Cliff Germano

Its not a bad idea to try him in the outfield during spring training since the more positions that he can play, the more valuable he is to the team coming off the bench. However, if he stinks in the OF during the spring than we just let him play first base and get an occasional start at third when David needs a day off.

Jimmy Petrillo
Jimmy Petrillo

Great !!....Let's take another player off his position and make him something else .

Antonio Bavaro
Antonio Bavaro

That's So stupid , we just picked up young and granderson

Michael Cortez
Michael Cortez

Why would they do that? That's how they messed up duda and not satin. Smh

Brenda Selman
Brenda Selman

The Mets always move people out of their natural positions... Leave Satin @ first

Daniel Goldberg
Daniel Goldberg

I like him. He has some pop in his bat and can hit for average. I'd like to see more of him to see what he can do on an everyday level.

Adam Myers
Adam Myers

We have way too many outfielders. Keep him as a 1st baseman and make him our starting 1st. He's alot better than Duda and Davis.

Connor Jagemann
Connor Jagemann

Stay at first...outfield is crowded plus infielders can't play outfield. Look what happened to Murphy and Duda when they were out there

Louie Coticchio
Louie Coticchio

If we had Ozzie Smith, we'd probably try to put him at catcher!!!

Louie Coticchio
Louie Coticchio

Why don't we just play guys at the position that they know how to play' jeeeeeeezzzz!

Aaron Gerberg
Aaron Gerberg

I like Josh Satin more than anyone, but he is not an outfielder. He should just concentrate on playing all the infield positions except shortstop and he should get the same shot at being the first baseman next year along with Duda and Davis, that is if those guys are still there. With the two Youngs, Lagares, Curtis Granderson and whoever in the Minor Leagues like Cesar Puello. Josh Satin should never see a lick of the outfiled

James Mojica
James Mojica

Nice, he'll increase his value like that.