The Mets needed bullpen help and that’s exactly what they got today when they acquired right handed relievers Duaner Sanchez & Steve Schmoll from the Dodgers in exhange for Jae Seo & Tim Hamulack. Sanchez will be the primary right handed setup man for new closer Billy Wagner.
The Mets also acquired a new second baseman today signing former All Star Bret Boone to a minor league contract. Boone, who also got an invitation to spring training, will offer competition to embattled encumbant Kazuo Matsui. There have been many trade rumors around Matsui during this offseason and Boone’s signing could be a signal that something is serious (or not). It could also just mean that the Mets decided to take a chance on Boone in the hopes that he could revive his career without taking much of a risk. Not a bad idea.