3/30/15

FLASH: Mets Acquire Left Handed Reliever Alex Torres via Trade.

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     The Mets have trade RHSP Cory Mazzoni and a Player to be Named Later (PTBNL) to the San Diego Padres in exchange for LHRP Alex Torres.

     Torres has posted a 2.49 ERA with 9.1 K/9, 4.3 BB/9 and a 44.7 percent ground-ball rate over the past two seasons. Over his career Torres has held lefties to a paltry .216 batting average while K'ing 26.5% of them. Surprisingly enough, Torres is also effective against right handers too. Over his career righties only have a .189 batting average against him despite a lower 22.3% K rate.

     The Mets also will receive some contract control in the deal. With only one year and 141 days of service time under his belt, Torres cannot become a free agent until after the 2019 season. However, he is likely to gain Super Two eligibility this year, thus, making him arbitration eligible after this season.


(Chris Soto- This is a superb trade! Cory Mazzoni was not likely to factor into the teams future plans whereas Torres is likely to become a mainstay in the Mets bullpen for at least the next 2-3 seasons. If anything Torres is also likely to amuse us a bit as he is one of the few players that's wears the MLB approved protective skull caps.)

2 comments:

Thomas Brennan said...

Agree with you, Chris. This one looks quality for Alex Torres. Unless Mets were planning on a 12 man rotation, Cory was a long shot of ever starting for the Mets. Best wishes to both Cory and Torres.

Anonymous said...

I hope this works out better than the last Torres that Sandy traded for from the west coast.

Question: Can either Blevins or Torres be sent to Vegas if they struggle, or must they both stay, be trad e d, or be releas e d? If the latter, we've now got THREE LHRPs in that category.

Gilmartin has impressed after the first week of ST, but I guess he's a goner when Black and Parnell return.And so is domebody else. Gee? Montero? Carlos Torres?

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