Moises Alou in his prime would have been a big loss to the Mets. However, let’s not forget the Mets were hoping for 120 games from him. That’s tops.
So, to suggest it would be a huge loss to lose a player who in essence is a little more than part time, is taking it over the limit. The Mets will be fine in left field.
The guy I’m more concerned with is Carlos Delgado. Even his diminished numbers last year provided some threat in the middle of the order. Given the choice between the two, the Mets need a productive Delgado more than Alou.
My confidence level is high that Carlos Beltran will be OK, which is why I didn’t pick him.