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Dykstra Enjoying a Change In Scenery

BINGHAMTON, NY - Minor league trades are not often completed to fill a need. However, heading into 2011, the B-Mets were in need for a first baseman. The result? The swap of former first round pick Eddie Kunz to the Padres for Allan Dykstra - himself a former first round pick. Now Dykstra is in Binghamton where he would like to make the most of his new surroundings.

Selected by San Diego in the first round of the 2008 First-Year Player Draft, Binghamton Mets first baseman Allan Dykstra spent three seasons in the Padres organization before being acquired by the Mets this offseason. Dykstra was traded from the Padres in exchange for right-hander and former top pick pitcher Eddie Kunz -- who was maligned for poor performances -- on March 29, and in just a...

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