Mets Sign Fred Lewis, Brad Emaus

The Mets have signed outfielder Fred Lewis and infielder Brad Emaus to minor league contracts, the team announced (on Twitter). Both players were assigned to Triple-A Buffalo.

Lewis, 31, was released by the Indians earlier this month. He posted a .230/.321/.317 line in 210 plate appearances for the Reds last year, but he spent time on the disabled list with a strained right oblique muscle. Lewis played both corner outfield positions for Cincinnati, and he has a track record of success against right-handed pitching (.780 career OPS).

Emaus, 26, opened last season with the Mets as a Rule 5 Draft pick. He hit .162/.262/.162 in 42 plate appearances before being returned to the Blue Jays in mid-April. Toronto traded Emaus to the Rockies soon thereafter, and he went on to hit .313/.389/.564 in 186 plate appearances with Colorado's Triple-A affiliate.


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27 Comments on "Mets Sign Fred Lewis, Brad Emaus"


3 years 3 months ago

Of all the dramatic things!!! Brad Emaus is back!!

Lastings
3 years 3 months ago

I would have preferred Richard Lewis, but I can settle for Fred…

thesultanofswingandmiss
3 years 3 months ago

I would prefer Matt Stairs

There I did it. I just dissed Fred Lewis.

Metsfan199
3 years 3 months ago

Why not?  Fred seems like a decent minor league addition . . .

gmenfan
3 years 3 months ago

 There’s nothing decent about Fred Lewis. Have you seen him try to track down a routine fly ball ? Nothing routine about it.

Metsfan199
3 years 3 months ago

Not really; I was only thinking of his past stats . . . interesting though . . . I’ll be sure to check that out, as Buffalo is sometimes on TV here. 

3 years 3 months ago

r u lonely in Japan

metsman
3 years 3 months ago

I understand the depth aspect, but I’d just like to point out that Emaus’s minor/major splits are the definition of a AAAA player. You could see why some folks at one point might have been high on him, but his skills just don’t seem to translate to the majors.

popular_mechanics_for_pitchers
3 years 3 months ago

42 at bats

metsman
3 years 3 months ago

Fine;  You go ahead and hold your breath then.

Metsfan199
3 years 3 months ago

Why not?  Need AAA players after the call-ups – and he can play at AAA, no?

metsman
3 years 3 months ago

what part about “I understand the depth aspect” don’t you understand?  I don’t get why people respond to other’s comments without reading them. I just don’t think he’s a major leaguer. 

Metsfan199
3 years 3 months ago

No, I’m not knocking you at all; no need to be defensive, I just think he deserves another chance in light of his AAA performance last year and his few ML at bats; and as a Mets fan, think it will be interesting to watch him in Buffalo.  Last I read was the negative ‘don’t hold your breath’, not the depth remark – that’s what I was referring to.  But your skepticism is not invalid either.

metsman
3 years 3 months ago

The hold your breath comment had to do with the condescending “42 at bat” comment, like I am (as well as every team that’s released him) completely naive in thinking the kid lacks talent…the only person who thinks anything of him is JP Ricciardi and that guy. 

Metsfan199
3 years 3 months ago

I see, that makes sense.  And my comment was not really aimed at you – more at Emaus – hoping he gets another chance and maybe success.  Seems like he was thrown into the thick of it a year ago, and cast aside real fast too when he admittedly did not do well.  I just like to see players like that ultimately make good.

metsman
3 years 3 months ago

I always liked Nick Evans, and if after what he has shown, he is religated to being a AAAA’er, I don’t see were Emaus deserves even that distinction yet. In the bigs Evans hit for a 281 AVG and a 795 OPS with 2 outs/RISP.  He also had a 850 OPS against LHP. 

In contrast with Emaus; the PCL is like HGH for  triple A hitter’s stats, So I don’t see how Emaus has ever shown much at a significant level, I suspect this will be significantly illustrated when he tries to play in the INTL.  

Metsfan199
3 years 3 months ago

Very good point on Nick – I like him very much too, was sad he ran out of options and they did not keep him.  Those are very good stats for a bench guy.

  I was not aware of difference between PCL and INTL – I’ll have twatch.THANKS.

vilifyingforce
3 years 3 months ago

 The PCL is like everybody playing in Coors Field or Arlington.

Metsfan199
3 years 3 months ago

Its funny you say that; I was watching Mets game Friday night at Colorado, and realized that’s what he was driving at!

Metsfan199
3 years 3 months ago

Agree – 42 at bats and he’s definitely a bum?  I hope he makes it back – I’m glad Mets will check him out again – good AAA stats !!

Lunchbox45
3 years 3 months ago

NL Blue Jays

Blue387
3 years 3 months ago

This is due to J.P. Riccardi in the Mets front office.

I hope he doesn’t go acquire Vernon Wells.

Lastings
3 years 3 months ago

The Blue Jays catcher moonlights as a Mets front office executive?

3 years 3 months ago

You’re thinking of Arencibia, not Ricciardi.

Lastings
3 years 3 months ago

I should of made the sarcasm a little more obvious I guess…

3 years 3 months ago

Even reading it as sarcasm, the joke falls flat.

That’s actually why I assumed it wasn’t a joke. No offense.

3 years 3 months ago

Lmao! The trendy 2011 NL Rookie Of The Year pick is back.