Monday, November 28, 2005

Mets Sign Billy Wagner

Alright, another early Christmas present. It looks like the Mets upped their offer both by giving him a fourth year and putting him over the $10 million a year mark. Four years for around $43 is a lot to pay someone to come out of the pen, but Wagner's been one of the best relievers in the game over the last ten years. 840 strikeouts in 630 1/3 innings says it all and he has a 0.99 career WHIP and a mind boggling .183 batting average against. These aren't single season numbers, they're career numbers.

And he's coming off of one of his best seasons although he's had several. Now all we need is Manny Ramirez and I think we can say the off season was a success. What's been particularly interesting is we've been raiding the teams in our division. Not only are the Mets getting better, but the Marlins and Phillies have had some big losses. Not only are we adding, we're also getting addition by subtraction.


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