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Atchison and Hawkins: Low Risk Veteran Presence?

Posted By Dave On January 31, 2013 @ 9:56 am In Roster,Signing | No Comments

The Mets have added two righthanders to the bullpen in the last 24 hours when they signed Scott Atchison [2] and LaTroy Hawkins [3]. To say that these are not spectacular signings is an understatement but these two could be of help. The level of experience in the Mets bullpen is lacking in experience. Names like Josh Edgin [4], Robert Carson [5] and Elvin Ramirez [6] hardly instill confidence. Jeurys Familia [7], while showing promise as a starter in the minors, is also inexperienced at the major league level.

At the ages of 37 and 42 respectively Atchison and Hawkins are still capable of contributing 40+ appearances each. And considering these are minor league deals with invitations to spring training there is minimal risk in these signings.

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[5] Robert Carson: http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/players/9165

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