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Mets looked in to Emilio Bonfacio

The Mets looked in to acquiring utility infielder Emilio Bonfacio, Sandy Alderson told a group of season-ticket holders at Citi Field on Thursday.

However, according to Alderson, the team did not pursue him because he was designated for assignment and would need to be acquired by trade and he hasn’t played shortstop since 2011.

Bonifacio, 28, hit .285 with a .352 OBP in 42 games after being acquired by Kansas City this past summer.

He will earn $3.5 million in 2014, after which he can be a free agent.

The Royals have until the end of this week to trade or release him.




36 comments
Marc Seldin
Marc Seldin

Mets tend to search around Yellowstone Park and the local middle schools for talent lol

Artie Miller
Artie Miller

Never heard of him were in gods name do you find these guys?

FakeSandyAlderson
FakeSandyAlderson

Omar Qunitanilla is your backup SS and he can play a mediocre SS too. He also can't hit or run at all, but hey he works cheap. Why do people even bother asking Sandy anything? He's a pathological liar.

Tom Downing
Tom Downing

Why can't anyone at these season ticketholders meetings give Sandy and the other stooges in attendance hell for the way they're running the team! I bet they pre-screen the group ahead of time in order to weed out anyone who may be disruptive.

metsjetsdu
metsjetsdu

I really hope we get bonifacio , IMO he is just a better all around baseball player than Rueben will ever be. Rueben is OK at defense and brings absolutely 0 ZERO to the plate. Great he can hit singles. He does not score runs, drive them in, or create them with his legs. He is a back up. Nothing anyone can say here will change my opinion on that. 

Elias Rosario
Elias Rosario

i would love to see him play ss.better defensive guy than tejada and your able to move him around.

John Iaquinta
John Iaquinta

All of these stories are grossly overstated... I was there last night.  Terrible job by metsblog the past 24 hours.

Patrick LeGrady
Patrick LeGrady

I would love him on the Mets, he had a great season with the Marlins in 2011, no reason he can't get back to that level.

fedupfan13
fedupfan13

Say what? They looked into him but found out they would have to trade for him bec he was designated for assignment. Um wouldn't they know that going in?

Ron Davis
Ron Davis

I rather trade for a Denny Espinosa  from the Nats ..

Albert Dispinseri
Albert Dispinseri

the problem is if the mets get emilo, we won't get drew, i'd rather have drew, good fielder with a little pop....emilo is all speed.

Ron Davis
Ron Davis

a guy who may make sense is Washinton's second baseman who can play very good deffense in Espinosa. 

Lance Christopher
Lance Christopher

Sign him. Start him at SS. I don't care that he hasn't played there since 2011. Ruben Tejada has and look how he did! Emilio can start at SS for a year, which allows us then to go after one of the prized SS free agents next offseason, and he solves our leadoff problem, keeping EYjr as our 4th outfielder.

Mr. SERCH
Mr. SERCH

i wonder what KC was asking for....i'll tell ya, 2 guys that were DFA'd recently that theyshould 100% bring in (if they make it to free agency) is this guy, Emil Boneface, and Brett Wallace...i know Wallace has been traded 4 times, K's a ton, etc etc...but he just turned 27 (supposed breakout age), was considered by many to be an amazing top prospect, and can play 1b and 3b...i'd MUCH MUCH rather have him competing with Ike than Duda. Wallace has the bigger upside, hence, DFA Duda and pick up wallace to compete...low risk, high reward if we can get him and live up to his potential....who knows, maybe we chuck him in AAA, he rakes in Vegas and someone else will see him as a piece they need, and it just gives us extra trade pieces.

Marc Seldin
Marc Seldin

If he could play the outfield, maybe a platoon with him and Young?

Adam Miller
Adam Miller

Perfect utility guy ...gets you a few stolen bases and the guy plays super hard... I respected the guy even when he was playing for the Marlins...

John Cross
John Cross

He'd be a good option for the bench and possibly SS if he can play there and they don't sign Stephen Drew, although with his contract right now he'd be an expensive (for the Mets) utility player unless the Royals had to pay some or most of the money he earns this year.

Will Ackerman
Will Ackerman

I can honestly see this happening he has the perfect fit for the mets

John Iaquinta
John Iaquinta

@bockers He was DFA'd-- the Mets would have to trade for him.  You're the garbage.

John Iaquinta
John Iaquinta

My apologies-- the Hanrahan story is accurrate. Sandy said he will be sending two scouts to watch him throw in Texas.  I was referring to the Bonifacio and Drew stories.

Bob Giacalone
Bob Giacalone

@7up17togo It's a guarantee...when fans stop buying tickets, they'll realize that you can't screw people for years and years without them reacting badly. I hope that attendance drops by 50% this year.

Bob Giacalone
Bob Giacalone

@Albert Dispinseri I'll take almost anything...a breathing human being at a position is no longer what I'm willing to watch or pay for.

spider43
spider43

@Ron Davis  ...  Unfortunately, the Nationals won't trade him to a division rival, and secondly, they are asking too much in trade for him.

Justin Corr
Justin Corr

I couldn't agree more. At the very least you have another option at SS and can have competition in ST

Mr. SERCH
Mr. SERCH

@Lance Christopher  agree..i personally still want drew, but this kid is better than ruben too, and can probably answer our leadoff hitter problem....we shold really be all over him, asap...before some other team snags him

metsjetsdu
metsjetsdu

I totally agree, except for the fact the IMO he is 1000x better than Tejada at pretty much every aspect of baseball, therefore should be a starter. 

Gland1
Gland1

Curious, did you notice anyone from the blog there last night?

Gland1
Gland1

@John Iaquinta @Gland1  that's why I was curious, to see if they just totally misunderstood what was said, or are just posting things based on second hand info

John Iaquinta
John Iaquinta

@Gland1 They are not COMPLETELY fabricated, but a lot of this is taken out of context and seemingly an intentional misrepresentation of what was actually said.

John Iaquinta
John Iaquinta

@Gland1 I did not.. that doesn't mean they weren't there, but if they were I did not notice.  Judging by these BS stories I'm going to assume they were not.