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MetsAs GM Omar Minaya prepares to perform triage on his roster, his thoughts are bound to turn to Holliday. Indeed, he'd the kind of signature addition for which beleaguered Mets fans are clamoring. But is Holliday the kind of hitter who can thrive in the Mets' new home park? Well, for all the hand-wringing over CitiField's run-suppressing ways, it's easy to forget the park tamped down scoring by just 2 percent last season. Besides, Holliday, in addition to hitting home runs, hits for average and shows excellent power to the gaps. In other words, he'd adapt. The drawback? Plowing so much money into one player might make it difficult for the post-Madoff Mets to solve their many other problems. To wit, Minaya must also dig up a first baseman, a catcher, a starter or two and some help in the bullpen. Holliday would make them a much better team, but, considering the state of the roster, would the Mets be better served by targeting cheaper, high-risk, high-reward talents (e.g., Rich Harden, Ben Sheets, Nick Johnson and their ilk)? Probably so. Holliday helps, but he doesn't push the Mets past the Phillies.
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