Alderson wants someone on the roster who can play corner outfield in the event Michael Cuddyer starts at first base against left-handed starting pitchers.
Matthew Cerrone: I still think the Mets will and should sign a guy like Jonny Gomes, who can start in Cuddyer's place when he's at first against lefties for Lucas Duda. Cuddyer and Gomes could split time at DH in inter-league games, start here and there and each get ample rest since they're both in their mid 30s. They're also both known for aggressive play, they have post-season experience and would provide strong leadership around David Wright.
In 495 at bats the last three years, Gomes is hitting .253 with 23 home runs against left-handed pitching.