Kelvim Escobar to the Mets: Risk/Reward of the Signing

Posted: 27th December 2009 by Josh Levitt in MLB
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Met fans have been clamoring for Omar Minaya to make a splash and sign a big name free agent. I'm not sure that this signing counts, but according to a report by Joel Sherman of the New York Post , Kelvim Escobar is on his way to becoming a New York Met : I can confirm other reports that the #Mets are on the brink of signing Kelvim Escobar to a one-year, major league contract. By giving Escobar a major league contract, the Mets are certainly adding a level of risk to the deal, but the bigger picture suggests that there is plenty of reward here for the Mets to justify this deal.

Escobar has not pitched in nearly two seasons
Escobar has not been a full-time relief pitcher since 2002ùhow good will he be?
Injury history
Major league contract guarante ...

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