The New York Mets vowed to make an impact in the Winter Meetings in Dallas, and the team did just that by signing three right-handed pitchers to free-agent contracts in an effort to revamp their bullpen. In a span of roughly one hour the Amazing’s were able to pick up Ramon Ramirez, Jon Rauch and Frank Francisco to the team.
Francisco and Ramirez were a part of a trade that New York orchestrated with the San Francisco Giants, as outfielder Angel Pagan is no longer a part of the team. Coming to the Mets to play the outfield will be Andres Torres.
Though the club has not officially confirmed any of the moves, which are all pending physicals-Rauch is slated to be signed to a one year 3.5 million deal, while Francisco has a two year $12 million dollar contract.
With the most pressing needs of the Mets met, Sandy Alderson and company now shift their focus to inking a starting pitcher, who will both be affordable and give them good stars. New York also is in need of a bench player to help round out the roster.
Written on December 7, 2011