By: Michael Ganci

Mets Sign Brad Brach


The Mets announced that they’ve come to terms with recently-released right-handed reliever Brad Brach.

I absolutely love this move. Brach has proven he can be an above average MLB reliever, although he’s certainly been pretty bad this year. In 42 games with the Cubs, he’s struggled to the tune of a 6.13 ERA. In 39.2 innings pitched, he’s given up 27 earned runs. The 42 hits allowed isn’t terrible, but the 28 walks have killed him. Hopefully Phil Regan can work his 82-year-old magic on Brach.

After all, this is a guy with a career 3.32 ERA. The Mets have nothing to lose. If it doesn’t work out, just cut him loose. I’d love to have them bring Greg Holland and Joe Panik aboard as well.

Official Team PR:

FLUSHING, N.Y., August 8, 2019 – The New York Mets today announced that the club has signed free agent RHP Brad Brach. In order to make room on the 25-man roster, the Mets optioned LHP Donnie Hart to Syracuse (AAA) of the International League. In addition, the Mets transferred outfielder Brandon Nimmo to the 60-Day Injured List.

Brach, 33, a former All-Star, has posted a 3.32 career ERA with 33 saves over nine major league seasons with the Padres, Orioles, Braves and Cubs. 

The 6-6, 215-pound native of Freehold, NJ has pitched in 311 games since 2015, the ninth-most in the majors.

He had 45 strikeouts in 39.2 innings, going 4-3 in 42 games with the Cubs this season. He has racked up 527 strikeouts in 495.2 career innings. Brach has pitched in the postseason in 2014 and 2016 with Baltimore and last year with Atlanta.

Brach was drafted in 2008 by the Padres out of Monmouth University (NJ) was an All-Star in 2016 with the Orioles when he 10-4 with a 2.05 ERA. He posted a 1.52 ERA in 27 games for Atlanta last year after he was acquired on July 30.

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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