Abreu, Ramirez, Blanco, Mets On Waivers

D'Backs infielder Tony Abreu, Cubs catcher Max Ramirez, Royals outfielder Gregor Blanco and Mets infielder Luis Hernandez are on waivers, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (on Twitter). Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork adds that Nick Evans and Pat Misch of the Mets are also on waivers.

It's not surprising to see Abreu on waivers, since Arizona made him available earlier in the month. Ramirez is no stranger to waivers, having been claimed twice this past winter. Hernandez doesn't have an obvious role on the Mets and has drawn trade interest


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53 Comments on "Abreu, Ramirez, Blanco, Mets On Waivers"


BG921
4 years 5 months ago

Maybe there is a chance the Braves claim Gregor Blanco. Being a Braves fan I had to hear over and over again about how “Gregor is the best leadoff hitter we have ever had!” and they didn’t seem to care that they had traded away Tim Collins (who is a stud prospect) they just fussed that career 4A player Gregor Blanco had been traded away. With that said, he could add depth for the Braves in AAA, might be a good replacement if Matt Young fizzles.

YanksFanSince78
4 years 5 months ago

Is it just me or shouldn’t the Mets be trying to hold on to guys like Nick Evans?

Lastings
4 years 5 months ago

No they rather have guys like Chin-lung Hu and Brad Emaus. Players that have proven time after time they cannot play. Cannot believe those guys can make the team, but Hernandez or Evans can’t?

YanksFanSince78
4 years 5 months ago

Yeah, I have no illusions of the guy but he’s only 25 and he had a decent 2010 @ AAA. I would think that he would be in the mix for something or at least tradeable for something good/fringish.

oleosmirf
4 years 5 months ago

not to mention he is a career .249 hitter in AAA with an OBP barely over .300 and can’t hit RHP to save his life and strikes out 25% of the time. Not to mention the 2 main positions he plays are manned by Ike Davis and David Wright who will be Mets for the next 10+ years.

btw he’s gonna pass through waivers anyway…

MetsFanXXIII
4 years 5 months ago

Hu and Emaus have both had impressive springs, so either you haven’t been paying attention or you just have a VERY selective memory.

Lastings
4 years 5 months ago

Emaus has not been impressive in spring. He has had a few good games as of recent to boost that average up, and Hu you know what you are getting given his stats (that’s why I would take Hernandez). Hernandez isn’t great, but he is an upgrade over Hu.

4 years 5 months ago

Hernandez is in no way an upgrade over Hu, Hu may not have had ML success, but Hernandez didn’t even have Minor League success. Hernandez is a glove and Mets fans need to stop remembering his lucky homerun that found the one place in Citi where it’s easy to hit a home run.

Marky Mark
4 years 5 months ago

No hes not. Id rather have a guy who is a defensive wiz as a backup and its .240 tops then a guy who is alright in the field and hits .260 at best

Lunchbox45
4 years 5 months ago

proven they can’t play? You say this based on Emaus’ 0 mlb games played?

SRT
4 years 5 months ago

Evans doesn’t play SS or 2nd base. Mets need Emaus at 2nd and Hu to back up both SS and 2nd.

Evans is a 4 corner type utility player.
Looks like they’re going with Murphy for the infield corner backup (along with 2nd) and Harris/Hairston in the OF utility positions.

MetsFanXXIII
4 years 5 months ago

Evans is actually horrendous in the outfield. He’s kind of like a right-handed Murphy. Only position he’s played competently is first. Again, lack of versatility.

adropofvenom
4 years 5 months ago

I love how a player who hasn’t even made his MLB debut (Emaus) has supposedly “proven time after time they cannot play”. Nevermind, you’re comparing middle infielders to a 1st baseman/Corner OF type. Kind of apples and oranges there.

As for Evans, if you’re looking for a 1B/OF Right Handed Platoon bat, he might have some value for you. But, that really didn’t fit what the 2011 Mets need. Daniel Murphy figures to back up all of the infield positions aside from SS, and clearly they like Scott Hairston more then Evans as a Right Handed Platoon Bat in the OF, and if you watch each of them play defense, it’s easy to see why.

Lastings
4 years 5 months ago

You “love how a player who hasn’t even made his MLB debut (Emaus) has supposedly ‘proven time after time they cannot play” as in you want to be intimate with that?

Ian_Smell
4 years 5 months ago

Please come back to Pittsburgh. Left field won’t be the same without you.

Lastings
4 years 5 months ago

We BOTH return to Pittsburgh and for the first time since 1992 the Pirates WILL be playing in the post season. Snell for Cy Young, Lastings for MVP?

shysox
4 years 5 months ago

He’s had a very good spring. In 57 at-bats, he’s had four homers. (not to mention a solid BA and OBP) but i guess spring doesn’t really matter.

MetsFanXXIII
4 years 5 months ago

His value is limited in a bench role due to his lack of versatility. He’s better off playing every day somewhere.

4 years 5 months ago

I would love to see the red sox try to claim Max Ramirez off of waivers after losing him on waivers to the cubs

Lunchbox45
4 years 5 months ago

Why?!?

4 years 5 months ago

depth

Lunchbox45
4 years 5 months ago

this backfired

Ian_Smell
4 years 5 months ago

I liked it.

notsureifsrs
4 years 5 months ago

claim ramirez

dfa nava

profit

Fangaffes
4 years 5 months ago

I’d go for that. I like Nava, but the Sox don’t need him and they do need a AAAA catcher. Nava must be at the bottom of the 40-man roster.

notsureifsrs
4 years 5 months ago

should’ve been him instead of ramirez in the first place. like him or not, nava is a 28 year old prospect with no defense who hasn’t proven anything above AA. maybe he’ll improve enough to become an everyday player, but at this point he’s 8th on the OF depth chart

ramirez is no spring chicken and he’s got similar issues, but he’s at a much more valuable position

BlondnEvil
4 years 5 months ago

I know the Mets are a league punching bag now – so every move is overly criticized but none of these players are worth holding onto. Hernandez has now proved that he can’t hit for two organizations, Misch gets figured out the second time through the line up, like clockwork and Evans is aback up corner outfielder at best – someone who comes off the bench with a little pop but will never hit well enough to crack a good line up as a corner outfielder or first baseman – 4 or 5 guys just like him will be cut in the next couple of days

mookie_and_doc
4 years 5 months ago

Couldn’t have said it better myself. Most haven’t realised that the people in charge of baseball in Queens actually know what they’re doing now.

Nyankss28
4 years 5 months ago

Haha when i first read this i thought this meant that the Mets lost so much hope in the 2011 season they decided to waive everyone and start from scratch

atlantaspike
4 years 5 months ago

Onion article today: “Mets to release Mets – In an attempt to move the organization into a new era, the New York Mets announced Friday they will part ways with the New York Mets, releasing all 40 of its roster players and its entire farm system. “They were given a fair chance to prove themselves, but they’ve shown a disappointing lack of productivity for the past 64 years,”

4 years 5 months ago

2 world series and the fact they haven’t been around 64 years beg to differ

atlantaspike
4 years 5 months ago

Dude, it’s an article from the Onion. Lighten up, Francis.

greggofboken
4 years 5 months ago

An excellent cheap shot, Spike. So I have one for you. How many years is it between 1962 and 2011? If you said 64, you lose.

atlantaspike
4 years 5 months ago

See above. It’s from an online humor magazine called “The Onion” – Are all Mets fans this obtuse/thin skinned/pop-culture challenged?

greggofboken
4 years 5 months ago

Back to math class, Gomer.

TimotheusATL
4 years 5 months ago

It’s a quote from a humor article. Lighten the hell up already.

atlantaspike
4 years 5 months ago

Looks like the answer is yes – but I think you’d better just give up on baseball if this little bit of losing makes you so prickly. I was a Braves season ticket holder back in the 80’s – that would have killed you.

4 years 5 months ago

I know about the Onion, but I still don’t understand why they say 64 years in the article…

GoAwayNow
4 years 5 months ago

Because they didn’t care enough about the Mets to check.

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start_wearing_purple
4 years 5 months ago

Did you read “Criminal Case Of ‘USA v. Steroid-Using Liar Barry Bonds’ Begins”? That one is hilarious. Though I’m now curious about how often Bonds’ defense attorney will say the word “clear” and not be referring to steroids.

TimotheusATL
4 years 5 months ago

Actually, this MLBTR post clearly confirms the Onion article. For the Mets to release the Mets at this point in the season, the Mets would have to pass through waivers, right?

4 years 5 months ago

…and they go unclaimed back to AAA

0bsessions
4 years 5 months ago

Isn’t that essentially the plot to Major League 3?

4 years 5 months ago

Braves need to go and get Blanco….he seemed to provide solid depth in the field and at the plate…was sad to see him go to the Doyals!!

Braves1976
4 years 5 months ago

Blanco isn’t an upgrade to Matt Young, but the Braves should be interested in Nick Evans. It’s just a matter of who he’d replace on the bench.

4 years 5 months ago

We’ll let time determine if Matt Young is worth a shot….as he was supposed to be the stud and could’nt hit. Anyone think there’s a chance in hell the Braves make some bangin trade and get rid of Kawakami,Rodrigo Lopez or maybe prospects and get a true CF not named Schafer/McClouth?

4 years 5 months ago

Come on Padres and claim Ramirez. Rob Johnson is garbage. I’ll take the player with at least some upside

bobrewer
4 years 5 months ago

Braves need to take a flyer on Nick Evans.

oleosmirf
4 years 5 months ago

Mets should go after Max Ramirez since Paulino’s status is in doubt and Mike Nickeas doesn’t belong near the big leagues, or a 40 man roster. DFA Nickeas and replace him with Ramirez…

formerdraftpick
4 years 5 months ago

Would the Pirates be trading up if they claimed Misch and put Garrett Olson back on waivers?

formerdraftpick
4 years 5 months ago

Astros or Royals claim Ramirez? Both good homes.

4 years 5 months ago

Sucks to see Evans on waivers since he’s a decent RH power bat off the bench that can play LF, 3B and 1B. Hernandez on the other hand I don’t care about. He owns a career .245/.286/.298 triple slash in the majors and .255/.302/.331 in the minors. I’d much rather have an excellent glove like Hu’s to be the back-up INF.

With the news that Bay’s probably heading to the DL with a “strained rib cage” I’m wondering if the Mets are regretting putting Evans on waivers. Clearly hindsight is 20/20, but they also have Duda, which both Sandy and Terry seem to really like. Hopefully he isn’t Mike Jacobs v.2.0