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


     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.)


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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