Blackmon to the Mets?

Charlie Blackmon to the Mets is a topic that has come up before in the past. While it may have made sense before, I don’t currently see a reason why the Mets would want to entertain this.

Sure, with Colorado unloading their star third baseman in Nolan Arenado to the St. Louis Cardinals, it would only be safe to assume that they’d love to deal Blackmon, too.

Some may say that Blackmon is a contingency plan to Conforto walking after 2021, but with Blackmon turning 35 on the first of July, is that a good fit?

Offensively, Blackmon is a terrific player. He hits for average, he gets on base, he has pop, and isn’t a terrible defender in right field. Would I ever use him in centerfield, again? Never.

However, back to his offense. The question that has to come up is “Can Blackmon be the same ‘Chuck Nazty’ away from the confines of Coors Field? Of course, this is a valid question and concern.

Away from Coors Field, Blackmon owns a .263/.316/.431/.747 slash line with 78 home runs and 228 runs batted in. At Coors, the outfield is slashing an outstanding .347/.404/.583/.987 with 100 home runs and 326 RBI’s.

So clearly and obviously, Blackmon just isn’t getting on-base at the same rate as he does at Coors Field. And at a very spacious Citi Field, he owns a .247/.298/.454/.752 slash with three home runs and seven RBI’s in 84 at-bats.

With Blackmon still being owed roughly $52M over the next three years, this is an easy pass for me.

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