Should The Seattle Mariners Re-Sign JJ Putz?

Posted: 6th November 2009 by Andy Auger in MLB
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The New York Mets have reportedly said that they will not pick up the $8.1 million option for JJ Putz next season. They have instead opted to buy his contract out for $1 million, making him a free agent. It was just one season ago that Putz was considered a top closer in the American League. He was also the centerpiece of the trade that netted the Seattle Mariners CF Franklin Gutierrez, 1B Mike Carp, OF Endy Chavez, P Garrett Olson, and INF Ronny Cedeno (later used in a trade for SS Jack Wilson, and SP Ian Snell), among others. He quickly fell off the radar in the National League, while the Mariners found a diamond in the rough from a trade with Boston in top AL closer David Aardsma, who posted 38 saves in his career year. With the Mets JJ Putz posted a 1-4 record, 5.22 ERA, and two saves ...

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