Mets Sign Willie Harris

The Mets have signed Willie Harris to a minor league deal and invited him to Spring Training, according to the team. Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com first reported the agreement. The utility player will have a good chance of making the team's Opening Day roster, Rubin writes.

We heard last week that Harris had two offers and would not return to Washington, where he played from 2008-10. Harris played all three outfield positions and backed up at third base last year. The 32-year-old posted a .183/.291/.362 line with 10 homers in 262 plate appearances. Harris bats from the left side and generally maintains an above-average strikeout to walk ratio.

The Mets, who had been looking for a fourth outfielder, now figure to continue their search for starting pitching.


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73 Comments on "Mets Sign Willie Harris"


YaGottaBelieve11
4 years 7 months ago

And Mets fans everywhere squirm.

Infield Fly
4 years 7 months ago

Happy Mets fans don’t squirm, dude! We jump for joy when a Met-killer who has had any number of game-changing catches against us FINALLY comes to OUR side.

Ya gotta believe that!

YaGottaBelieve11
4 years 7 months ago

eh it just doesnt feel right.. i would prefer to see him in Kansas City.. way, way away from us

4 years 7 months ago

thank god, this guy has made like 7 game ending catches vs us over the past few years

jp
4 years 7 months ago

this guy was a one man wrecking crew against us. he probably singlehandedly beat us on gamewinning diving catches like 4 or 5 times in the past 3 years. just having him on our team is good karma

4 years 7 months ago

That gives the Mets at least 2 or 3 more wins then they would have had…..this guy kills them!

Slopeboy
4 years 7 months ago

Omar most likely recommended the signing.

$1519287
4 years 7 months ago

This has been such a different offseason than what I’m used to seeing from the Mets. Hopefully for the better… but hard to tell just yet.

– ECB

4 years 7 months ago

Solid move. Can take a walk, has a little more pop than you’d expect. Mets need a left-handed bat for the bench and/or a versatile 4th outfielder, so hes probably that.

He stunk last year, but that was in large part due to a .199 BABIP. I threw his numbers into the expected BABIP calculator and it came up to .321. Poor Willie really was unlucky last year.

gursk1989
4 years 7 months ago

easily my favorite move so far this offseason.

JohnLucarelli
4 years 7 months ago

from the name alone, consider my jaw dropped.

MetsEventually
4 years 7 months ago

Finally won’t kill us…now for Chris Young. Hopefully…

PennMariner
4 years 7 months ago

Not a bad pickup at all, especially considering it’s a minor league deal for nothing much more than a potential 4th OF. Only two season ago he was a 3.2 WAR player.

coolstorybro222
4 years 7 months ago

LOLZ now he goes from one crap team to one EVEN crappier.

4 years 7 months ago

guarantee the mets will finish above the nats in the standings this year. what does the Z stand for at the end of “LOL” anyway?

MetsEventually
4 years 7 months ago

Nats are currently better than the Mets? “Lolz”

coolstorybro222
4 years 7 months ago

Werth, Ankiel, and Zimmerman > Wright Beltran and others

MetsEventually
4 years 7 months ago

The fact that you you put Ankiel as your three best offensive players is a true “lol”. We all know Werth can’t hit outside Citizens Bank. You also forget to mention the names of Jose Reyes and Angel Pagan. Heck, I’ll even put the name Ike Davis to lay out there. Better pray Strasburg has a quick recovery.

4 years 7 months ago

At least Nats fans have a reason to be optimistic about their future. Your name says it all.

4 years 7 months ago

and the mets fans don’t? new regime? big budget? about 30 million coming off the books? the future looks really bleak for the mets

East Coast Bias
4 years 7 months ago

I refuse to believe Santana’s done just yet. That guy’s a fighter!

coolstorybro222
4 years 7 months ago

also the mets will never make the playoffs THIS CENTURY.

Marky Mark
4 years 7 months ago

since when are the nationals a lock for the playoffs? lol and we already did make the playoffs this century, idiot lol.. werth never drove in 100 rbis in the phillies lineup, enjoy hitting 280 with 75 rbis for 7 years “lolz”

oleosmirf
4 years 7 months ago

cool story bro.

4 years 7 months ago

When was the last time the Nats made the postseason? Oh yeah well technically they never have. But lets include those pesky Expos. That brings your total up to ….wait for it…. one.
Yeah I agree there should be no Mets fans jawing with the Rays. They for sure have performed admirably considering their situation. However, to have the low life Nats pick themselves over the Mets because they had to give Jayson Werth twice what he was worth just to get him to come to Washigton? Yeah, whatever.

4 years 7 months ago

However, if we anticipate a strike anytime soon I am taking you guys to Vegas. 2/2 there baby. LOL.

4 years 7 months ago

However, if we anticipate a strike anytime soon I am taking you guys to Vegas. 2/2 there baby. LOL.

4 years 7 months ago

When was the last time the Nats made the postseason? Oh yeah well technically they never have. But lets include those pesky Expos. That brings your total up to ….wait for it…. one.
Yeah I agree there should be no Mets fans jawing with the Rays. They for sure have performed admirably considering their situation. However, to have the low life Nats pick themselves over the Mets because they had to give Jayson Werth twice what he was worth just to get him to come to Washigton? Yeah, whatever.

MetsDieHard4Life
4 years 7 months ago

shut your face

Hoosierdaddy92
4 years 7 months ago

I wonder if the Mets are looking for somewhere to trade Jason Bay. I bet the Tigers would bite

coolstorybro222
4 years 7 months ago

Castillo too? god knows the tigers love overpaided undertalented players

MetsFanXXIII
4 years 7 months ago

We certainly must look to avoid overpaiding players in future.

East Coast Bias
4 years 7 months ago

HAHAAH too bad this post went unnoticed. I just spit out my coke in laughter!

East Coast Bias
4 years 7 months ago

HAHAAH too bad this post went unnoticed. I just spit out my coke in laughter!

4 years 7 months ago

Mets continue to build a AAA team on a ML level.

4 years 7 months ago

yea…that makes sense since he signed a minor league contract and could easily end up…..can it be…in AAA?

4 years 7 months ago

The Mets are a AAA team.

4 years 7 months ago

A dumb Yankees fan bashing the Mets. How original.

4 years 7 months ago

No matter who met 4th Of is if Bay and beltran don’t hit they will be unwatchable and this is coming from a diehard met fan

East Coast Bias
4 years 7 months ago

I think (and hope) Beltran will be close to his usual self this season without any lingering of the injury/surgery. Bay… not so sure.

East Coast Bias
4 years 7 months ago

I think (and hope) Beltran will be close to his usual self this season without any lingering of the injury/surgery. Bay… not so sure.

CommissionerBart
4 years 7 months ago

Harris is a great spare part on a contender notwithstanding his fluke low average this past year. Fill in all over the place and seemed to be good in the Nats clubhouse too. Would have rather kept him than signed Hairston.

4 years 7 months ago

I agree about Harris, but the Mets’ chances at being a “contender” are not considerably better that the Nats’, so the logic fails.

4 years 7 months ago

I’d disagree. i don’t think anyone doubts there is more talent on the mets than the nats. they just never produce at the same time. i’m not calling them contenders but i say they have a better chance

MShowerhead
4 years 7 months ago

I knew it he’d sign with the Mets!! The guy kills us.

4 years 7 months ago

what are the chances that the mets can throw him into the competition for the 2b job?

CommissionerBart
4 years 7 months ago

I was in no way implying the Mets were a contender. Though they are one of the four teams I follow, I fully recognize they are pretty awful in a division with teams better than they are. And that they are carrying a grossly bloated payroll when they have almost no chance to contend.

Harris can play a valuable role on a contender. The Mets aren’t contenders.

groundballwitheyes
4 years 7 months ago

the Yankees should buy out santana”s contract, hes wasting his last few (hopefully) productive years on a team that wont contend for at least 5 years in that division. He would make a great 2nd half strecth run addition heading into post season and the mets could shed some salary and either get some other players who can start the season or continue to lie to the fans and pocket the money.

East Coast Bias
4 years 7 months ago

I actually really like this idea.

East Coast Bias
4 years 7 months ago

I actually really like this idea.