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Friday, February 19, 2021

New York Mets reach deal with right-hander Taijuan Walker, source says

The New York Mets have reached a two-year deal with free-agent starting pitcher Taijuan Walker that is worth $20 million guaranteed, a source confirmed to ESPN on Friday.

The deal, which is pending a physical, also includes a third-year player option, a source confirmed to ESPN.

Right-handed Walker, 28, was 4-3 with a combined 2.70 ERA and 50 strikeouts in 53⅓ innings for the Seattle Mariners and Toronto Blue Jays in 2020. He has a five-pitch repertoire with a 93 mph fastball mixed among sliders, splitters, sinkers and curveballs.

With the Mets, he will compete to join the back end of a starting rotation that includes Jacob deGrom, Carlos Carrasco, Marcus Stroman and David Peterson.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 19, 2021 at 06:44 PM | 5 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Walt Davis Posted: February 19, 2021 at 07:18 PM (#6005918)
Who's David Peterson? Anyway you obviously don't sign a guy for 2/$20+ with the idea he will compete for the 5th starter spot.
   2. formerly dp Posted: February 19, 2021 at 07:52 PM (#6005926)
I love this move. Thor isn't back until... June? This gives them 7 viable starters when he's healthy, and I figure they'll need all those arms. Chances Walker produces 2/3 the value of Bauer for 1/3 the cost?
   3. depletion Posted: February 19, 2021 at 09:01 PM (#6005937)
Trevor Bauer : age 30m, ERA 3.90
Taijuan Walker: age 28, ERA 3.84
   4. formerly dp Posted: February 19, 2021 at 09:33 PM (#6005939)
I'm sayin'.

I think the Mets dodged a bullet missing out on Bauer.
   5. Howie Menckel Posted: February 19, 2021 at 10:22 PM (#6005945)
a little pricey, but T-Walk was really good in 2017 and 2020 - and, never thought I'd live long enough to say it but...the Mets can afford it!

DeGrom
Carrasco
Stroman
TWalker
Peterson
MMontgomery
THOR (June?)
Lugo (May? or bullpen?)
Lucchesi
Yamamoto
Eickhoff

they should be able to fashion a decent rotation out of that....

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