Matt Den Dekker is 25 years old now, he's played 3 full seasons in the Mets system and should be given a legitimate shot to win the center field position in spring training. I know we got Cowgill, but maybe less Cowgill is better. Maybe as a roving platooner in all 3 outfield spots. Do we really need more Cowgill, my apologies, just couldn't resist. But at the very least Den Dekker gives the Mets what they desperately need and that's defense in Center, so what if he's a notoriously slow starter offensively, let him get that slow start now so he's ready for next season. He looks like a player to me and I would love to see him get a shot, especially in this season where we are getting primed for the New Met Order, come 2014.