11.28.05

Mets Sign Wagner

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The Sporting News’ Ken Rosenthal is reporting the Mets have signed reliever Billy Wagner to a 4 year, $43 million contract — all 4 years are guaranteed, with the Mets holding an option for a 5th year that could push the value of the deal to $50 million.

WFAN’s Chris Russo says the Mets’ opting for Billy Wagner (35 years old) over Trevor Hoffman (38) is “a tough call”. Replied Mike Francesca, “I didn’t see Hoffman pitch once last year.”, which makes sense considering the Padres play a lot of late games and Francesca probably has to get up by noon.

Earlier today, the Mets announced the acquisition of Pirates OF Tike Redman.

4 Responses to “Mets Sign Wagner”

  1. Marc says:

    They’ll have to auction quite a few of these (http://auction.mlb.com/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/ProductDisplay?prrfnbr=64788537&prmenbr=33072944&aunbr=65135247) off to cover that contract!

  2. CSTB says:

    it might be more cost efficient to use several home plates per game, in that case.

  3. Chuck Meehan says:

    I’ll miss seeing Wagner blow 100 mph smoke past hitters at Citizens Bank Park. Mets fans at the games at Shea will actually hope against 8th inning rallies when the Mets are up 2 runs so as to not go more than 3 runs up and rule out a Wagner appearance.

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