Minaya pointed to the fact that when the Mets have won, they have had a strong defensive first baseman. And with their young infield, that's what will be needed so it makes sense if Mientkiewicz is the player he has targeted. He'd be the perfect fit for New York's young infield. There has also been speculation that Byung-Hyun Kim, whom the Red Sox would like to move, could be part of the deal. Such a move would also bolster the Mets bullpen.
New York has a surplus of pitchers [Jae Seo, Aaron Heilman etc.] that could be offered in some sort of package for Mientkiewicz.
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