By: Michael Ganci

Casey McGehee: Worth Giving a Shot?


With David Wright looking more and more like he won’t see the diamond again in 2015, the Mets are left scrambling for quality at third base.

The latest experiment, Daniel Murphy, has proven the most capable, but he isn’t exactly a defensive savant, no matter what position he’s playing for the Amazins’. We’ve seen guys like Eric Campbell and Ruben Tejada given a shot, but they have left much to be desired as well.

While rumors have circulated about guys like Aramis Ramirez from the Brewers or maybe Martin Prado from the Marlins, one interesting name to consider is Casey McGehee, who was just given his walking papers by the defending champion San Francisco Giants. After his career looked like it was wrapping up following the 2012 season, he posted a great comeback campaign for the Miami Marlins in 2014, hitting .287 with 4 HR and 76 RBI. He had a .355 OBP and struck out just 14.7 percent of the time.

This year has been a different story for McGehee, which led to his release from San Francisco. In 127 at-bats, he has hit .213 with 2 HR and 11 RBI. He has a .275 OBP and has struck out 22 percent of the time. Despite all this, I still think he’s worth a shot, especially on a minor league deal.

What do you think? Would you bring him aboard? Tell us in the comments section below.

About Michael Ganci

Michael Ganci is the Co-Founder of the Daily Stache, along with Matthew Falkenbury. Since 2008, Ganci has eat, drank and dreamt all things Mets, and he'd have it no other way. Feel free to follow him on Twitter at @DailyStache.

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