Marlon Anderson has a contract. Nick Evans has options. The final roster spot could come down to these two.
Anderson didn’t produce last year, but has in the past as a pinch-hitter. The Mets already have a second base backup in Alex Cora, so Anderson is really redundant.
Evans gives the Mets some right-handed power and has played better this spring. He’s also not the defensive liability some people think. Plus he gives the Mets a better first-base back-up option.
Should the Mets take the past of least resistance and option Evans to keep Anderson or will they refuse to eat the latter’s contract?