So you were looking for a little outfield help? Well, here is where you find it: Just swing open the doors of the home-team clubhouse at Tradition Field, weed your way through all the other outfielders in the room, all of them making south of a halfmillion bucks this year.

And extend your hand to greet the one man with extensive outfield experience on the front of his resume and the back of his baseball card who will be making north of that number, who will, in fact, earn the tidy sum of $1,193,248.20 from the Mets this season.

“Welcome,” you say.

“Good to see you,” Bobby Bonilla says.

The highest-paid outfielder in the room wears a green polo shirt, blue slacks, white cross-trainers and about 40 or so pounds from his last listed playing weight. Retirement seems to be agreeing with Bobby Bo, who last played for the Mets in 1999 (both baseball and, somewhat more famously, clubhouse cards) and who last played for anyone in 2001 and now works for the Players Association.

OK, most people who care about the Mets long since have come to terms with the fact that one of the forever reminders of the Madoff Scandal will be the deferred package the Wilpons gave Bonilla, one that will allow him to collect that lovely annuity of $1,193,248.20 this year and every year from now until 2035.

This really won’t be as much of an issue when the Mets hire an active outfielder in the future for more than $1,193,248.20. It might not have been an issue at all if Michael Bourn were sitting in a locker elsewhere in the room pulling down $10 million a year (though the Mets will be glad when they aren’t writing off Bourn’s dead money in a few years, the way they’re paying off the $18 million still on the books for Jason Bay).

Someday, if Fred Wilpon is accurate about his club’s rosy financial future, the Mets may actually have a fourth outfielder in their employ who will clear more than $1,193,248.20. The problem is, for now and for the foreseeable future, they have a roster exclusively comprised of fourth outfielders.

Unless a few of them prove us all wrong, of course.