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Mets To Sign Freddy Garcia

Posted on: January 22, 2009 8:47 pm
Edited on: January 23, 2009 9:54 am

FRIDAY, 8:50am: Jon Heyman explains that Garcia felt the Mets gave him a better opportunity to pitch/start as compared to the Yankees.  Garcia apparently had some concern that the Yankees will re-sign Andy Pettitte.

THURSDAY, 7:32pm: According to Adam Rubin of the New York Daily News, the Mets have agreed to a minor league deal with Freddy Garcia. Rubin heard that the deal could be worth $8-9MM if Garcia makes the team and reaches all his incentives.

Newsday's Anthony Rieber confirms that Garcia has agreed to a minor league deal. Like Danielle Sessa, Rieber writes that the Mets still have the money to sign a starter like Randy Wolf, Ben Sheets or Oliver PerezKen Rosenthal says they still intend to sign another starter and Perez remains atop the list.


Since: Nov 28, 2008
Posted on: January 22, 2009 9:36 pm

Mets To Sign Freddy Garcia

Can't hurt as long as he comes cheap.  Maybe they can catch some lighting in a bottle.  Plus, he'll be a nice backup when someone goes down in spring training.

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