Procedural Notes: Abreu, Blanco, Evans, Hernandez

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BlondnEvil
4 years 5 months ago

buys the Mets 2 weeks to work out a trade with Baltimore for Beato

4 years 5 months ago

why would the mets trade beato back to the o’s? he’s a feel-good story and has been relatively solid in camp and in AA last year as a reliever.

i’d rather the mets realize manny acosta kinda sucks and let him go in favor of giving izzy a spot.

TartanElk
4 years 5 months ago

He’s not saying trade Beato back to the O’s, he’s saying it gives the Mets time to trade for Beato to eliminate his status as a rule-5 pick. That way, they can send him to the minors and such if they don’t like his performance and so they don’t have to waste a roster spot if he sucks. Think of what the Twins just did with Scott Diamond.

Anyway, I figured Ciriaco would be the one getting outrighted. What are the chances another team picks him up and who?

4 years 5 months ago

hm… thanks for the explanation. i guess i don’t get the logic though because if he sucks like you said, why bother giving up anything for him at all? they determined he’s good enough to earn a spot on the roster (i think as much or more through merit more than rule 5 status), if he falls on his face, offer him back, no?

i mean i can see why it might be done sometimes, i just don’t get why it would fit this situation.

TartanElk
4 years 5 months ago

I’m not saying he sucks, I don’t know anything about him so I can’t make that judgement.

The Mets, however, liked him enough to make him their rule-5 pick. The thought is, if they have to keep him on the 25-man roster and IF he does suck during the season, they’d rather be able to send him to the minors then have to send him back to Baltimore. They like him enough, so they want to make sure they’re able to keep him if his major league introduction doesn’t go so swimmingly.

JB3
4 years 5 months ago

Basically, they’ve seen what he is capable of doing, and they like it. Now that’s not to say that a situation won’t come up where he needs to work on some things in the minors or maybe the Mets want to send him down for roster flexibility at some point this year. The back end of bullpens are usually fairly fluid, so being able to utilize one of his options this year could avoid some log jams.

JB3
4 years 5 months ago

You mean give up a better prospect just to keep this one? Well, I guess it is the Mets we’re talking about…….

4 years 5 months ago

Nice that Cubs get to hang onto Ramirez. With him and Castillo on board, I wonder where he’ll play. They could send him all the way back to AA, make him a backup, share time somehow…maybe move him to first?

TapDancingTeddy
4 years 5 months ago

I am really surprised that Billy Wagner couldn’t be convinced to play another year. He’s going out with 37 saves, a 1.43 era, and .865 WHIP in 69 1/3 innings last year.

I guess he figures no matter what he does he’ll end up behind Rivera and Hoffman legacy-wise and doesn’t care to bother.

4 years 5 months ago

He’s going out like Seinfeld – on top. Except his final episode was amazing instead of really, really, really disappointing.

4 years 5 months ago

Wagner got injured in his final appearance

JB3
4 years 5 months ago

I don’t know, in his last episode he went 1.1 innings giving up an earned run, 2 hits and a walk…. although he did have 4 K’s and got the save. Certainly not as bad as Seinfeld, but I was hoping for a better last episode from Wagner.

coolstorybro222
4 years 5 months ago

more like social security

roomwithamoose
4 years 5 months ago

they might be o.k with that if it prevents him from closing 55 games, that being said I wouldn’t wish injury on anybody

rayking
4 years 5 months ago

I wish Izzy the best, but if he can’t beat out Blaine Boyer, things aren’t looking too good.