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Saturday, August 24, 2019

Adeiny Hechavarria gives Mets a million reasons to remember game-changing double

NEW YORK – The day before Adeiny Hechavarria would collect a million bucks, the Mets sent him to the unemployment line, designating him for assignment.

While the team played the move off as one it made due to roster construction with Joe Panik being added, the timing certainly caught Hechavarria’s attention.

“It can’t be a coincidence the day before I was due a bonus it obviously went down. I think the same thing happened with (Carlos) Gomez as well,” Hechavarria said via Braves interpreter Franco Garcia. “It’s hard to believe and hard-pressed to say it’s a coincidence. That’s baseball and the business of the game.”

Hechavarria later landed with the Braves, who are without Dansby Swanson, and he got his first crack at revenge against his team Friday night at Citi Field.

Oh, the fun of beating up upon the Wilpons!

QLE Posted: August 24, 2019 at 03:49 AM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: adeiny hechaverria, cheap owners, dollah dollah bills, y'all, mets being mets, mets let him down

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   1. ReggieThomasLives Posted: August 24, 2019 at 08:58 PM (#5874184)
If you really don’t want to lose your bonus, play better.

If you really want to win, don’t DFA useful players during a playoff hunt.
   2. Howie Menckel Posted: August 24, 2019 at 10:19 PM (#5874210)
Hechavarria was 1 for his last 23 when released, and the Mets needed a LHH INF more - so Panik is a better fit.

just because the Mets generally are cheap doesn't make this move a mistake.
   3. Captain Supporter Posted: August 25, 2019 at 12:13 PM (#5874279)
Don't have your agent negotiate contracts with that kind of bonus clause, and you can avoid giving teams the incentive to get rid of you. But if you do sign that kind of contract don't whine about it if they DFA you. Or just play better.

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