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Source: Former Red Sox RHP Rick Porcello agrees to 1-year Mets deal

Former Boston Red Sox right-hander Rick Porcello has agreed to a one-year, $10 million deal with the New York Mets, a source told ESPN, confirming multiple reports.

Porcello, who turns 31 on Dec. 27, had multiyear offers but preferred a one-year deal, according to reports.

A ground ball pitcher who relies on a sinking, two-seam fastball, Porcello is coming off a career-worst season with the Red Sox. He was 14-12 but had a 5.52 ERA that was the highest in the majors.

He has been quite durable over the past four seasons, making at least 32 starts per year, but the velocity on his slider dropped by 1.7 mph from 2018, which made the pitch far less effective. He gave up a troublesome .314/.407/.571 slash line with runners in scoring position in 2019.

He has been very durable and he could give the Mets 30+ starts of 95 ERA+ pitching without being much better than he was last year. The Mets shouldn’t expect him to be great but just taking the ball every 5th day and not being awful is valuable for a team with little depth in the minors.

Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: December 12, 2019 at 12:24 PM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: free agency, mets

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   1. PreservedFish Posted: December 12, 2019 at 12:32 PM (#5908157)
Seems reasonable. Thumbs up.
   2. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: December 12, 2019 at 12:37 PM (#5908161)
Do we need two of these threads?

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