By: Stache Staff

Finally! The Moves We Have Been Waiting For!


The Mets have announced a series of moves that will guarantee their position playing October baseball next season. Let’s start from the top.

Miguel Batista’s Triumphant Return — The veteran righty made the Reds weep in the season finale last year, as he threw a two-hit gem against them. I can hardly argue the rationale to bring him back. They gave him a minor league contract to hopefully fill the role that was supposed to go to D.J. Carrasco, who I would have designated for assignment instead of Daniel Herrera.

Mets Sign Sean Kazmar — When you first read that, did you think what I did? I had to do a double-take because I thought it said Scott Kazmir. This guy is quite different though, as he is a shortstop that was rather unimpressive with a .253 batting line for Seattle’s Triple-A affiliate last season. He will act as organizational depth.

Fernando the Bull — Okay, I get it. That wasn’t funny. Either way, the Mets signed Fernando Cabrera to a minor league deal, and this is one of those low-risk moneyball type signings that Paul DePodesta has been known for. Another one I have no problem with. Last year, for the Athletics’ Triple-A team, Cabrera registered a 2.71 ERA to go along with a 73-26 K/BB ratio in 63 innings of work. And why didn’t he get a spot in the big league bullpen? Ask Billy Beane.

Think any of these guys will have a big roll this year?

About Michael Ganci

Michael Ganci is the Co-Founder of the Daily Stache, along with Matthew Falkenbury. Since 2008, Ganci has eat, drank and dreamt all things Mets, and he'd have it no other way. Feel free to follow him on Twitter at @DailyStache.

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