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Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Sources: New York Mets, Tommy Pham agree to 1-year, $6M deal

Outfielder Tommy Pham and the New York Mets agreed on a one-year, $6 million contract Wednesday, sources told ESPN, continuing the team’s offseason bonanza and pushing the Mets’ record payroll past the $450 million mark.

Pham, 34, could serve as a right-handed complement to Daniel Vogelbach as designated hitter for the Mets. He also played 134 games in the outfield last year for Cincinnati and Boston, hitting .236/.312/.374 with 17 home runs and 63 RBIs.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 18, 2023 at 03:19 PM | 18 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. cHiEf iMpaCt oFfiCEr JE Posted: January 18, 2023 at 05:37 PM (#6113609)
pushing the Mets’ record payroll past the $450 million mark.
To be more precise, "the payroll is projected to be $364 million with an additional $93 million in taxes."
   2. Howie Menckel Posted: January 18, 2023 at 06:18 PM (#6113611)
Starling Marte 18
Francisco Lindor 16
Pete Alonso 5
Jeff McNeil 4
5 tied with 3 (including James McCann, Travis Jankowski, and Terrance Gore as well as Brandon Nimmo and Mark Canha)
4 tied with 1 (Guillorme, JD Davis, Naquin, Deven Marrero)

Pham only had 8 SB in 2022, but before that had 14, 25, 15, and 25 in the previous 4 MLB 162-game seasons.

if the bigger bases and limited pickoffs make a bigger dent than expected, it's nice to have a 3rd option
   3. JJ1986 Posted: January 18, 2023 at 08:29 PM (#6113616)
That'll add some punch to the lineup.
   4. Banta Posted: January 18, 2023 at 09:20 PM (#6113619)
Good depth signing, I suppose. I actually didn’t realize that Pham had an OPS+ above 100 in 2021 (granted not much above), so maybe he’s not completely toast.
   5. The Duke Posted: January 18, 2023 at 10:56 PM (#6113622)
There's no better place to maximize your chance of getting stabbed than NYC. Well done, Tommy.
   6. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 18, 2023 at 11:51 PM (#6113624)
All-Ph team

C Josh Phegley
1B JR Phillips
2B Brandon Phillips
SS Mike Phillips
3B Bubba Phillips
LF Tommy Pham
CF Adolpho Phillips
RF Tony Phillips
DH Ken Phelps
Bench: C Babe Phelps, 1B Josh Phelps, IF Andy Phillips, OF Brett Phillips
SP Deacon Phillipe
SP Tom Phoebus
SP Taylor Phillips
RP Steve Phoenix
RP David Phelps

   7. Addie Joss Posted: January 19, 2023 at 02:27 AM (#6113629)
Obviously, the Mets needed a slap hitter.
   8. Starring Bradley Scotchman as RMc Posted: January 19, 2023 at 07:27 AM (#6113630)
Re 6:
Honorable mention goes to Lenny Harris, who had 212 hits in 804 at bats as a PH, both records.
   9. Brian Posted: January 19, 2023 at 08:32 AM (#6113634)
Actually, I think he was going for the letters PH, not pinch-hitting.
   10. My name is Votto, and I love to get Moppo Posted: January 19, 2023 at 08:59 AM (#6113635)
Pham's a red-ass, but solid add for a potential contender. He can usually get on base at a decent clip, and will be useful against lefties if nothing else.

   11. Walt Davis Posted: January 19, 2023 at 02:01 PM (#6113660)
Maybe we need an all consonant digraphs team to supplement the PH team. But let's be clear from the start: Dickie Thon is eligible, Frank Thomas is not.

(Inspired by Walt's google search in which he learns that "th" is not a dipthong but a digraph not that he was ever all that confident he knew what a dipthong was anyway.)
   12. Howie Menckel Posted: January 19, 2023 at 03:37 PM (#6113672)
well, I'M not going to be the one to tell Walt it's actually spelled "diphthong" !
   13. Itchy Row Posted: January 19, 2023 at 05:01 PM (#6113696)
A trigraph team would have Schmidt, Schilling, and, if it's not limited to the first sound of the last name, the great Sigh Young.
   14. Zach Posted: January 19, 2023 at 07:20 PM (#6113708)
Let's not forget Doug Gwosdz, traded from the digraph team to the trigraph team for a legendary pennant run.
   15. Walt Davis Posted: January 19, 2023 at 08:39 PM (#6113715)
Spelling "correctly" is for 20th century losers with too much time on their hands! Here in the go-go 21st century, we don't even bother with intelligible sentences!
   16. Karl from NY Posted: January 20, 2023 at 02:58 PM (#6113767)
There's Carl and Mike Yastrzemski, who have a quadragraph of consonants in there, though not at the beginning of the name.
   17. Itchy Row Posted: January 20, 2023 at 03:06 PM (#6113772)
Tim Tschida can umpire all these games.
   18. jingoist Posted: January 21, 2023 at 03:17 PM (#6113844)
Now, if you’re gonna use ph as your primary identifier, remember a negative ph (below 7) is acidic and a positive ph is trending toward alkaline.
I’d reckon Pham is on the acidic side based upon past history.

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