Mets Sign Ramon Ortiz

The Mets signed Ramon Ortiz to a minor league deal, according to Gerard Guilfoyle of SNY (via Twitter). The Dodgers signed Ortiz in February and designated him for assignment in May after he posted a 6.30 ERA with 6.3 K/9 and 4.8 BB/9. Despite those numbers, they still had interest as recently as last week, according to Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times (via Twitter).

The 37-year-old right-hander relies on a 91 mph fastball, a slider and a change, according to data on FanGraphs. Ortiz will start in Triple A Buffalo tonight. The Mets' rotation has been strong, thanks to surprising performances from R.A. Dickey and Hisanori Takahashi and Mike Pelfrey's breakout year. Ortiz provides minor league depth, in case they lose a pitcher to injury.


17 Responses to Mets Sign Ramon Ortiz Leave a Reply

  1. TwinsVet 5 years ago

    Dios Mios!

  2. Guest 5 years ago

    Perez 2.0. Hopefully they signed him for less than the bacon, egg and cheese I ordered this morning.

  3. HOW does he continue to keep getting deals…This guy must show up to tryouts with a slew of naked models or something

  4. Was there ever a time when ramon ortiz was good?

  5. Not that it matters too much, but why not sign Braden Looper over Ramon Ortiz? Looper at least was serviceable in 2008–whereas Ortiz was last serviceable in 2002.

  6. oscargamble 5 years ago

    Classic Minaya signing. Ramon Ortiz is the worst pitcher on a major league roster.

    • Joshua Ryan 5 years ago

      Yeah, except it’s a minor league deal

    • damnitsderek 5 years ago

      I don’t know, he got plenty of competition from Jesus Colome, who ironically just inked a deal with the Dodgers.

  7. rom718 5 years ago

    Everybody said the same thing about Dickey.

    • coolstorybro222 5 years ago

      He is only winning because he is getting massive run support from the team.

    • coolstorybro222 5 years ago

      He is only winning because he is getting massive run support from the team.

  8. rom718 5 years ago

    He has only allowed more then 3 runs only once this season in 7 starts. Also he has gone 6 or more innings each start. So I doubt thats why he is only winning.

  9. rom718 5 years ago

    He has only allowed more then 3 runs only once this season in 7 starts. Also he has gone 6 or more innings each start. So I doubt thats why he is only winning.

    • coolstorybro222 5 years ago

      Like I said, the offense is getting him the wins. Look at the runs per game the offense gives him, and don’t tell me that he would still win if the Mets weren’t nuclear hot right now.

  10. Guest 5 years ago

    CY YOUNG 2011

  11. Guest 5 years ago

    CY YOUNG 2011

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