Mets made an offer to Alex Gonzalez

On Thursday, the Brewers agreed to terms on a one-year contract with SS Alex Gonzalez.

Yesterday, Gonzalez told a Venezuelan sports-talk radio show he received offers from both the Giants and Mets, but decided to take the job with the Brewers so he could start.

Michael Baron: In regards to an opportunity with the Mets, initially I could see why Gonzalez might think that. But I believe there would be plenty of at-bats for him with the opportunity for him to eventually be a starter for the Mets, should either Ruben Tejada or Daniel Murphy struggle or get injured. Of course, there’s no guarantee of that, and I suppose Milwaukee has done so.

As far as middle-infield depth goes, Gonzalez has not a stellar defender anymore and in watching him late last year, he appeared to be indifferent for the Braves which could have been a contributor to their collapse down the stretch. He’s also not one to get on base frequently and strikes out a lot. With all of that put together, there are probably better options available than Gonzalez, such as someone like Jack Wilson or Ryan Theriot.

[line]

In 149 games with the Braves in 2011, Gonzalez hit .241 with a .270 on-base percentage, 15 home runs and 46 RBI in 564 at-bats. He’s a career .247 hitter with 152 home runs and 665 RBI in hi 13-year major league career.