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Signing

Atchison and Hawkins: Low Risk Veteran Presence?

The Mets have added two righthanders to the bullpen in the last 24 hours when they signed Scott Atchison and LaTroy Hawkins. 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 […]



Bullpen Stronger, Leadoff Still Weak

The Mets made a flurry of moves last night in the aftermath of Jose Reyes‘s departure. The truth is that these are moves that would likely have been made anyway but as Mets fans the Reyes parting is the watershed event of this offseason. Everything the Mets do now will be compared (by most, anyway) […]



My Thoughts On Bay Signing

Upon hearing the news that the Mets signed Jason Bay yesterday a friend of mine, who coincidentally is a Phillie fan, asked me via Facebook what my thoughts of Bay as a Met are. My response was as follows: I think the fourth year wasn’t necessary. He’s a good player and definitely adds some pop […]



Mets Sign Forever A Phillie Coste

Yesterday the Mets signed former Phillies and Astros catcher Chris Coste. The signing gives the Mets a veteran catcher to help out while Omir Santos and Josh Thole continue to develop. As always I want the players the Mets sign to excel (with the possible exception of the second time they signed Bobby Bonilla). It […]



Nice To Have Cora Back But What’s With This Contract?

The Mets resigned free agent infielder Alex Cora yesterday. The deal calls for Cora to be paid $2 million for the 2010 season. I like this deal on the surface but when you break it down it looks pretty bad. $2 million for a backup. Cora is a backup middle infielder whose recent experience has […]



Mets Sign Wily Mo Pena

The Mets have signed Wily Mo Pena to a minor league deal. Pena had refused a minor league assignment with the Washington Nationals during spring training so I thought it was interesting that he’d accept a minor league deal here. Turns out that there is a clause in the contract that allows him to opt […]



Sheffield A Low Risk Signing For Mets

Jon Heyman of si.com is reporting that the Mets have signed Gary Sheffield. Though I’m skeptical about what Sheffield brings to the Mets both on and off the diamond I don’t think this is a bad signing (as I’m sure many Mets fans will think it is). Sheffield will most likely replace Marlon Anderson on […]



Weekend Camp Recap

A few things happened over the weekend in Mets camp. The Mets signed Livan Hernandez to a minor league contract. He will be in camp to compete for the 5th spot in the rotation. The competition for that spot includes Hernandez, Tim Redding and Freddy Garcia. Elsewhere in camp Francisco Rodriguez talked with reporters and […]



Ramon Martinez Signed, Not Pedro

I’m seeing a lot of reports with the headline something to the affect of “Met Sign Martinez to Minor League Deal”. The report is referring to infielder Ramon Martinez who has been signed and invited to spring training. However the headlines are misleading as it’s very easy to confuse someone into thinking that somehow the […]



Valentin Signed

The Mets have signed Jose Valentin to a minor league contract… again. He’s an insurance policy at best.