The latest minor moves around the league:
- Right-hander Joe Harvey has elected free agency after clearing outright waivers, according to his transactions log at MLB.com. The 29-year-old reliever was designated for assignment by the Rockies earlier in the week. He hasn’t pitched in an MLB game this season, but he combined for 21 1/3 innings of 4.22 ERA/5.25 SIERA ball with Colorado and the Yankees between 2019-20.
- Outfielder Mason Williams has also elected free agency after clearing waivers earlier this week, per his MLB.com transactions log. The 29-year-old garnered brief time with the Mets this season, appearing in 17 games while the big league team was dealing with a series of outfield injuries. Williams has reached the big leagues in each of the past seven seasons- logging time with both New York clubs, the Reds and the Orioles along the way- but he’s only tallied a total of 289 MLB plate appearances. The left-handed hitter owns a .265/.308/.366 line with four home runs at the highest level.
Heh, there were Met fans who seemed to Mason Williams was some sort of big discovery long term solution. Nope. Just like Sam Haggarty two years ago he was mere filler.
What? No Mets fans thought Williams was a long-term solution. There’s not even a regular spot for him in the OF.
I had an actual convo with someone who thought that both Williams and McKinney had proven themselves better than Nimmo and Conforto so the latter two should be traded. Ok, so not representative of the fan base. I also remember folks on another site getting all gaga about the teams plans for Haggerty.
I actually remember those posts too because when I saw the talk about Williams, I thought he was a prospect. Then when I saw his career stuff, I realized what was at play, and even commented that it was another Aaron Heilman situation similar to when Heilman was being labeled a prospect all the way through his age-29 season. The stuff about Williams sounded similar.
That’s insane. McKinney seems like a decent bench piece, though, and he should stick around as the 5th OF when Nimmo comes back this week. He’s out of options, but Almora has 1 left.
Williams would have been nice to stash in AAA, too, but also had no options remaining.
Too bad Mason Williams chose free agency. The Mets decided to keep Almora who is very good defensively but is a complete zero with the bat. Williams defense was good and he could actually get a hit once in awhile. I can only assume Almora has some guaranteed money.
He does But we are talking 5th OF when everyone’s health so it’s no big deal. Mets have a 40 man roster crunch too. Can’t keep the fringe guys
Right, neither is a significant piece but Almora is slightly younger and there’s at least hope for potential.
Almora has options & will be sent down when they bring back Nimmo
Yes he will be in Syracuse when Nimmo comes back.
Almora is on a major league contract that’s why.
STOP THE PRESSES ….. Mason Williams must have re-signed a minor league deal with the Mets, because he pinch hit and drove in a run via a sac fly at this afternoon’s Syracuse game.
I’m pretty sure Jacob Resnick reported earlier that he had resigned.
Mason Williams must have signed another minor league deal with the Mets because he pinch hit in Syracuse and drove i. A run via a sac Fly
Michael Fulmer to IL.
Miguel Del Pozo up.
Pozo the clown
And Blankenhorn up for Villar. Insulting. Mets better get/develop some real ballplayers.
What’s crazy is Blankenhorn cracks the Mets top 30 prospect list lol.
Not reported here (for some reason) the Oakland A’s have signed Homer Bailey to a minor league contract.
Bailey pitched fairly well for the A’s down the stretch in 2019 after being acquired from the Royals. Oakland will be hoping he can pitch as well as he did in ’19 the second time around