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It's a bit of a mystery why the Metsecutives decided to take Jake Mangum off the 40-man and allow him to be in the Rule 5 draft pool. Magnum has tools and has done well in his ascent through the system. Hard to imagine why he has not been a top-30 prospect. Nonetheless, he plays great defense, has speed and rakes from both sides of the plate. Not sure about his arm. Seemed like the perfect low-cost 4th OF and potential replacement for Nimmo or others in the near future. Kiermaier is not the answer. In a division with the Braves and Phillies, there needs to be someone with offensive prowess patrolling CF. Would the Pirates take Mauricio, Vientos & Matt Allen for Bryan Reynolds? Not a bad haul. Reynolds more than meets the offensive criteria, although he's certainly not the defensive player Kiermaier is. Or what about Cedric Mullins for a package of prospects? None of these centerfielders are really leadoff material. Bienentendi is more of the leadoff type, but not really a CF. The answer seems to keep coming back to Nimmo and hope they retain Magnum for the 4th OF slot.

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