Earlier this month, Dan Martin of the New York Post said the Mets might consider bringing Torres back next season, as they feel he could earn half of the $2.7 million he earned in 2012.
Torres, who turns 35 in January, hit .230 with three home runs and 35 RBI in 434 plate appearances over 132 games in 2012.
If the Mets decide to bring Torres back, by no means can he be depended on as a primary player. He is mostly a singles hitter at this point (as are many of the current Mets) and his offense was basically non-existent from the left side this past season. He is still a solid defensive player, and so if he is brought back as a secondary outfielder (the role he belonged in last season) and used in ways that plays to his strengths, that along with his veteran presence could provide value for the team.