New York Mets - Ink Wagner, Buy Redman
New York Mets - Signed P Billy Wagner to a 4-year contract worth $43 million; purchased the contract of OF Tike Redman from the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Like the B.J. Ryan signing, the Mets are overpaying for true excellence. I still feel Wagner’s riskier than Ryan - more miles in the arm, older, and more of an injury history. He still should be terrific, however. No surprises with this contract as Wagner to Shea has been considered all-but-done for awhile now.
Tike Redman isn’t suited for a starting role in center, but as a 4th or 5th outfielder as long as you don’t need a defensive caddy in center, he’s quite adequate. The Pirates were just going to dump him anyway, so the Mets probably aren’t paying much for his rights.
2006 ZiPS Projection - Tike Redman
AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB BA OBP SLG
486 58 137 19 5 5 50 31 42 13 .282 .326 .372
2006 ZiPS Projection - Billy Wagner
W L G GS IP H ER HR BB SO ERA
5 1 70 0 71 51 20 6 19 82 2.54
Posted: November 29, 2005 at 01:04 AM | 28 comment(s)
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