Clay Ramsey - November Recap


This was a relatively quiet month for our New York Mets. However there are some things to discuss.

The Mets signed 2 minor league free agents in LHP Matt Purke and OF Zach Borenstein. Purke spent the 2017 season for Triple A Charlotte in the White Sox organization where he went 4-5 with a 3.84 ERA in 65.2 IP compiling 80 strikeouts. Borenstein, who spent the 2017 season for the Reno Aces, triple A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, hit .279 in 122 games slugging 24 home runs and 91 RBIs. Both are good hires to fill some much needed depth.

The Mets have not signed any major league free agents yet, but have been rumored for many, including Bryan Shaw, Adam Lind, Carlos Santana, and many others. Hopefully we can land more infield help which wore thin in the 2017 season.

The Mets protected 4 minor leaguers eligible for the upcoming Rule 5 draft, that being SS Luis Guillorme and RHPs Gerson Bautista, Tyler Bashlor, and Corey Oswalt. All have had success at Class A advanced level or higher.

November is generally a quiet month for baseball, but with the Winter Meetings upcoming in December, expect the Mets to ramp up the moves.


Mack Ade said...

Normally I would be concerned with the lack of deals here, but there really have been none throughout the league.

I expect a few presents in my stocking this year.

Reese Kaplan said...

Well, if you had Doug Fister in the pool for the first major league FA to be signed, then go buy a lottery ticket as you are an incredible prognosticator.

Tom Brennan said...

Fister is a prime example of why so many minor leaguers hang in on hopes of making the bigs. Besides pitching in the bigs, he's made a fair chunk of change in his career.

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