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Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Mets - Signed Bradford

New York Mets - Signed P Chad Bradford to a 1-year contract in the neighborhood of $1.3 million.

This isn’t completely finalized, but is reportedly all-but-done.  A strange one, too - “Chad Bradford” doesn’t sound very Venezuelan to me.  It’s a nice flier here for the Mets, short-term and low-risk.

2006 ZiPS Projection - Chad Bradford
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W   L   G GS   IP   H   ER HR BB SO   ERA
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5   4 59   0   55   51   25   4 23 42 4.09
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Dan Szymborski Posted: December 28, 2005 at 09:35 PM | 20 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. karlmagnus Posted: December 28, 2005 at 10:25 PM (#1797389)
Very nice flyer for the Mets, and idiotic of the Red Sox to let him go. He was recovering from injuray last season, and has a career ERA+ of 129; no reason to suppose he won't be able to repeat that in 2006. Shea Stadium may help him against left-handers, too.
   2. AJMcCringleberry Posted: December 28, 2005 at 10:29 PM (#1797394)
Yay!
   3. Sam M. Posted: December 28, 2005 at 10:30 PM (#1797398)
Shea may help him, but Willie Randolph may not. Randolph showed absolutely zero ability to get his relievers into the best possible situations re. the platoon splits in 2005. If he gets better at that, Bradford would be fine, and a nice pick-up. If he doesn't, nobody should wanna be Chad Bradford in 2006.
   4. MM1f Posted: December 28, 2005 at 10:34 PM (#1797404)
"idiotic of the Red Sox to let him go. He was recovering from injuray last season, and has a career ERA+ of 129; no reason to suppose he won't be able to repeat that in 2006."

We've already had the argument of how wrong this statement is but that being said if Bradford is used as a ROOGY its a nice pickup
   5. 1k5v3L Posted: December 28, 2005 at 10:35 PM (#1797408)
except for chad bradford wannabe.
   6. 1k5v3L Posted: December 28, 2005 at 10:48 PM (#1797430)
[mets... eh, marlins hijack]

Yusmeiro Petit struck out seven in six scoreless innings to win for Magallanes of the VWL yesterday.

Petit is 5-1 with a 2.01 ERA and a 43/8 K/BB ratio in 49 1/3 IP this winter. He'll get a chance to contend for a spot in Florida's rotation.

[/end hijack]
   7. Sam M. Posted: December 28, 2005 at 11:18 PM (#1797488)
Petit is 5-1 with a 2.01 ERA and a 43/8 K/BB ratio in 49 1/3 IP this winter.

To which I have just one thing to say:

Carlos Delgado had better be Carlos Frigging Delgado for at least the next two seasons.
   8. 1k5v3L Posted: December 28, 2005 at 11:28 PM (#1797509)
   9. Шĥy Posted: December 28, 2005 at 11:39 PM (#1797526)
So what's the over/under on the amount of games it will take Willie to let Bradford give up a game deciding homerun to a lefty and justify it by saying that Bradford has the "funk?"
   10. J. Cross Posted: December 28, 2005 at 11:59 PM (#1797563)
Heilman was very tough on lefties last year and, of course, we have Wagner who could face a lefty to finish the 8th so Bradford COULD fit in pretty well. Of course, as stated above, Willie will undoubtedly make a mess of it.
   11. OlePerfesser Posted: December 29, 2005 at 12:09 AM (#1797592)
I have no empirical support for this belief whatsoever, but it seems like a good idea to take somebody with a whacky delivery and unconventional stuff and put him in a new league. He might be really effective for a while.

Somebody less lazy than I may someday study the question, though I have no idea what the threshold for "whacky" should be. Whatever it is, CB is way over it (or under it?).
   12. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: December 29, 2005 at 02:51 AM (#1797849)
Jeez, you guys are hard on Willie. He did realize that Looper was basically a ROOGY early in the season and attempted to use Koo against lefties in a save situation. He's really not as dumb as you think.
   13. Rob Base Posted: December 29, 2005 at 03:17 AM (#1797871)
So what's the over/under on the amount of games it will take Willie to let Bradford give up a game deciding homerun to a lefty and justify it by saying that Bradford has the "funk?"

Well, he said it last year once so, um, zero?
   14. Zeba Zeba Eata Posted: December 29, 2005 at 08:16 AM (#1798210)
I'm optimistic that Bradford will be used the right way... he "looks" like a ROOGY, unlike say Looper, and is not a closer, so there's hope. The likelihood of proper usage also depends somewhat on the rest of the pen, including whether or not there's valid lefties out there.
   15. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: December 29, 2005 at 09:04 AM (#1798248)
Hey, the last time the Mets acquired a pitcher who used to pitch for the Red Sox worked out OK. Why not try that again?
   16. There are no words... (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: December 29, 2005 at 03:12 PM (#1798394)
Sam, he looks to have packed some decent weight recently.


That's cold, man. COLD...
   17. There are no words... (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: December 29, 2005 at 03:13 PM (#1798396)
Seriously, though, levski...

There is no possible way on Earth to equate the signing of Moo Vaughn to trading for Delgado.
   18. David Wrightwing obstructionist Posted: December 29, 2005 at 10:23 PM (#1799202)
Another nice piece of work by Omar

I can't wait to see how little Willie can get out of our roster now
   19. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: December 30, 2005 at 08:53 PM (#1800324)
What do you guys think of the Post rumor that the Mets are going to trade Seo or Heilman for Baez? Personally, I don't think the Mets are going to do anything until Tavarez signs somewhere. I don't think the Mets will trade Heilman but if these deal does happen I expect Seo to be the one to go. The Mets do have other starters and trading Heilman would really have no point as the Mets would be trading one good reliever for another. I wouldn't like either deal. I think there is a chance this is just a ploy to get the Boraz/Tavares to sign.
   20. Rob Base Posted: December 30, 2005 at 08:57 PM (#1800330)
Hey, the last time the Mets acquired a pitcher who used to pitch for the Red Sox worked out OK. Why not try that again?

This took me a few seconds to figure out for some reason. I'm like "Ojeda?"

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