Nothing very exciting here; it seems the Mets needed to fill out a middle-infield spot at AAA. Gautreau was the 14th pick overall in the 2001 Amateur Draft, a highly touted third baseman out of Tulane. In his minor league career, Gautreau has shown a dissapointing lack of patience; still, he has some power and would be passable as a major league second basemen.
However, the Mets already have two near-replacement-level players in Damion Easley and Ruben Gotay. I don’t think they have to worry about Gautreau nipping at their heels.
John Peterson writes for the baseball blog Blastings! Thrilledge.