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January 18, 2011

Offseason Update #2

by @ 12:48 am. Filed under 2010 Mets

Breaking News: The Mets have a deal done with veteran RHP Chris Young, pending a physical. The 6’8 former San Diego Padres all star has battled shoulder injuries the past 3 campaigns while making only 26 starts over that period . Earlier today, the club signed respected ML OF(and Mets killer) Willie Harris to a minor league deal. Harris, noted as an excellent defensive player, hit 10 homers in 224 2010 at bats.   Very solid, underrated signing that can keep the other OFs fresh and give new skipper Terry Collins  a weapon on the  bench.

The club also signed two reclamation type projects last week in LH starter Chris Capuano and RH reliever Taylor Buchholz. Capuano, missed two full seasons after a 2nd Tommy John surgery(elbow ligament replacement)  on his throwing arm, pitched well in 2010 for the Milwaukee Brewers, going 4-4,3.95 in 24 games( including 9 starts) while throwing 66 innings . The 32 year old Duke alumn won 18 games in 2005 and translates well to Citi Field. Buchholz should contribute to the Mets pen after coming back late in 2010 from elbow surgery that caused him to miss the entire 2009 season. The righty threw 12 innings in 9 games and looks healthy. If he matches his outstanding pre-injury 2008 campaign(6-6,2.17, .188 opponents batting average), New York has a find! The Mets also signed  catcher Raul Chavez to a minor league deal late last week. The 11 year veteran spent the 2010 season in Triple A after playing 51 games for the Toronto Blue Jays in 2009.

2011 TOP 10 NEW YORK METS PROSPECTS, according to the most recent issue of Baseball America

1- Jenrry Mejia,RHP

2- Wilmer Flores,SS

3- Cesar Puello,OF

4- Matt Harvey,RHP

5- Kirk Nieuwenhuis,OF

6- Reese Havens,2B

7-Lucas Duda,OF/1B

8- Fernando Martinez,OF

9-Aderlin Rodriguez, 3B

10- Brad Holt,RHP

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