New York Mets Go Shopping in the Bargain Bin Again, Sign Kelvim Escobar

Posted: 26th December 2009 by Adam Bernacchio in MLB
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The New York Mets signed a player on Christmas Eve, but it wasnÆt the type of present Mets fans were expecting. Mets fans were hoping to wake up Christmas morning to either a Jason Bay or Matt Holliday under their tree. Instead, they got a low-risk, high-reward signing. According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post , the Mets have signed RHP Kelvim Escobar to a one-year, major league deal. No terms of the deal have been disclosed as of yet. Escobar has pitched a grand total of five innings over the last two years, but MetsÆ GM Omar Minaya felt that was good enough to give Escobar a major league deal. I am not sure why Minaya would give him a major league deal and not a minor league deal, but I donÆt understand a lot of things Minaya does. Escobar has missed the last two years because ...

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