Who's available at Mets' positions of need?

A source familiar with the Mets' plans expects the primary route to fill two outfield voids, and a catching role -- all with righty hitters -- likely will come via free agency. More free agents will hit the market late Friday, at the midnight deadline to non-tender arbitration-eligible players. Who is available now at those positions?

We'll throw out catchers such as Mike Napoli and Russell Martin, who should command well outside the Mets' willingness to spend. And in the outfield, we'll throw out Angel Pagan and Shane Victorino (Josh Hamilton, too) on those grounds. Even Cody Ross may be a stretch, but we'll list him nonetheless.

Here's the best of the rest ...



Ryan Ludwick

Jeff Baker

Austin Kearns

Reed Johnson

Matt Diaz


Rod Barajas

Henry Blanco

Miguel Olivo

Kelly Shoppach

Chris Snyder

Matt Treanor