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Mets interested in Jack Cust?

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Adam Rubin of the Daily News is reporting that the Mets have interest in trading for Athletics DH and first baseman Jack Cust. Cust, who is set to go to arbitration with the A's this offseason, could earn up to 5 million dollars in 2010.


G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2009 - Jack Cust 149 513 88 123 16 0 25 70 93 185 4 1 .240 .356 .417

The Mets, who are looking for low cost alternatives, could use Cust at first base to replace Carlos Delgado, who likely won't return next season.

While Cust puts up decent power numbers, he strikes out way too much to be considered any sort of answer for the Mets. However, slotting him at the bottom of their order could give them some stability that was no where to be found last season.

One NL source said the Giants and Indians could approach the A's about Cust, but haven't just yet. The Orioles could also make a move as well.