The Mets need to acquire some depth on their bench and add an insurance policy for the corner infield and the 80 yr. old knees of Luis Castillo. 2006 may have been the last year Alfonzo played in the majors, but he has stayed active in professional baseball, lost a lot weight, and is tearing up the Venezuelan Winter League.
Edgardo Alfonzo is hitting .322 with an on-base percentage of .383 and is slugging .483. He's cranked out 8 home runs and 42 RBIs in 60 games.
Alfonzo is at least worth an invite and a AAA deal. He would be a great fill-in for Carlos Delgado, Luis Castillo, David Wright, and he's a great leader to have in the club house. Alfonzo works hard and plays baseball the right way - qualities the Mets need.
I know Alex Cora just signed with the Mets, but hasn't spent any time at the corner infield positions.
Note to Omar: You can sign a player that never played for the Expos/Nationals. Its OK, give it a try!