Discussion: Fernando Tatis

In 2008, after disappearing from the Major Leagues for some time, Fernando Tatis hooked on with the Mets.  Tatis was a pleasant surprise for the orange and blue, posting .297/.369/.484 in 92 games.  After the season, the Metropolitans rewarded Tatis with a one-year, $1.7MM deal

The Dominican utilityman did not perform at quite the same level in '09.  In 379 plate appearances, Tatis recorded a less impressive slash line of .282/.339/.438.  Defensively, he showed that he is still sharp – whether it be in left field, first base or third base.

Tatis, who turns 35 on New Year's Day, will most likely be taking a pay cut on his next deal.  Tatis could be a good fit for the Rangers, who are in need of a right-handed bat.  The Mets may also be interested in retaining him for the right price, as he looked strong down the final stretch of the season (.854 OPS in August-October).

How much would you pay for the versatile veteran?  Should the Mets make a push for him or look elsewhere?  Let's hear your thoughts in the comments section.

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