Mets Sign Ronny Cedeno

The Mets have announced the signing of free agent shortstop Ronny Cedeno.  The one-year deal is worth $1.2MM and includes several incentives.  Peter E. Greenberg & Associates represents Cedeno, who figures to provide depth behind Ruben Tejada in New York.

The Pirates declined Cedeno's option earlier this offseason, after he posted a .249/.297/.339 line in 454 plate appearances. The 28-year-old posted a strong 6.8 UZR/150 at shortstop this past season, though his career mark of -1.6 UZR/150 is slightly below average. The Red Sox and Pirates were linked to Cedeno earlier this offseason, while the Mets had interest in free agents such as Jack Wilson and Ryan Theriot.

ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reported last week that the two sides were close to a deal, with Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com adding the contract details (both Twitter links).


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36 Comments on "Mets Sign Ronny Cedeno"


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Chris Whitby
3 years 6 months ago

Career bWAR of zero

Member
3 years 6 months ago

Shouldn’t he start over Tejada?

Guest
3 years 6 months ago

tejada batted .284 last year…he has no power but he has way more upside at 22 than cedeno at 28

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JaySchu
3 years 6 months ago

It’s the walk rate. .360 OBP is very nice for such a young kid.

Guest
3 years 6 months ago

yeah is OBP is impressively high for a 22-year old plus he has excellent defense. the only problem is his power, but everything else is fine

Guest
3 years 6 months ago

yeaa leave the kid in hopefully he develops nicely…22 is so young he has plenty of time to get MUCH better 

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sdsny
3 years 5 months ago

His lack of power is a non-factor.  He plays half his games in Citi Field.  Power hitters have no power there.

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JaySchu
3 years 6 months ago

Another backup shortstop. I guess it will be like last year when we went into spring training with four mediocre second basemen competing.

Guest
3 years 6 months ago

What are you talking about…Murphy was key. .320 hitter at 2B? That’s very very valuable

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JaySchu
3 years 6 months ago

He ended up being good, but he wasn’t exactly the favorite to start the season. Remember, they started Emaus ahead of him for a month.

Guest
3 years 6 months ago

yea and i love how everyone picked Emaus to be the rookie of the year lol he ended up where…nowhere 

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Omazing
3 years 6 months ago

To a major league deal?
Ouch Mets. 

Ronny Cedeno for Jose Reyes. Yum!

Guest
3 years 6 months ago

the best player in MLB to over slide 2B on a walk