Veteran utility man Corey Hart is looking to redeem himself next season after missing the entire 2013 season because of more knee issues that required surgery.
Hart at one time was a big threat for the Milwaukee Brewers along with Ryan Braun, Prince Fielder and Rickie Weeks. Now that Fielder is with the Tigers, Braun’s facing suspension and Hart suffering a couple serious knee injuries in the last three years, the Brewers are a completely different team.
Before the regular season ended, Corey Hart let the Milwaukee Brewers know that he’ll take a pay cut in order to stay with the organization. Right now it looks like the Brewers are also going to part ways with Hart which obviously means hitting the market for the first time in his career.
The 31 year old outfielder/first baseman is currently drawing some interest from a team who could definitely use a guy like him. Yeah he has knee injuries, but he has the potential to winning Comeback Player of the Year and that’s exactly what this team needs.
The New York Mets are one of a dozen teams who have contacted Hart about possibly bringing him over to their part of the country and putting him in their own uniform. Before he went down with these knee injuries Hart was providing some consistent offense.
Hart has an average of 17 home runs a season with 31 being a career high and 56 RBI’s a season with 102 also being a career high.
If the Mets are able to sign him for a cheap three year deal, he could very well end up being a steal.
About a dozen teams showing interest in Corey Hart – and the Mets are among them.
— Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) November 6, 2013
I wouldn’t be surprised if the Detroit Tigers or the Pittsburgh Pirates are on that list of teams interested.