Here are today’s minor moves from around the league…
- The Mets announced yesterday that they’ve signed left-handed reliever Ryan O’Rourke to a minor league contract and invited him to Major League Spring Training. The 30-year-old spent parts of the 2015-16 seasons with the Twins, pitching to a combined 4.98 ERA with 48 strikeouts and 25 walks in 47 innings of work. It’s a small sample (80 plate appearances), but O’Rourke has rendered opposing lefties utterly helpless in the Majors, yielding a .134/.244/.239 batting line. Right-handers have posted a less palatable .250/.350/.390 line against him in 118 PAs. O’Rourke spent the 2018 season in the Orioles organization but pitched just 14 1/3 innings across four minor league levels as he worked his way back from Tommy John surgery. Encouragingly, O’Rourke allowed just two earned runs with a 21-to-1 K/BB ratio in the Baltimore organization.
We are World Series Bound now
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He could actually emerge as a decent bullpen piece, especially for a team deprived of just that.
A very nice pick up for them. This is the kinda guy you pull for to be able to make it back
love, Love, LOVE this pickup.
Guys like O’Rourke sometimes take a long time to establish themselves in a big-league bullpen, but they can be very successful and important parts of a roster. Good LOOGY relievers are a necessity nowadays.
Braves should be interested in the last year of Zack Wheeler because 2019 could be their best opening for a championship with plenty youngsters coming. Braves could deal Opening Day starter, Julio Teheran, and closer, Arodys Vizcaino, for Wheeler or MLB top 100 prospects Max Fried and Kolby Allred for the Georgia native.
With as high as the Mets are on wheeler I don’t know if either trade would be enough. Throw in the in division rival part and that adds to the haul the Mets want. The Mets could also extend him if he’s doing well