Friday, February 27, 2009

Mets Sign Veteran Lefty To Minor League Deal

Today the Mets signed veteran lefty reliever Ron Villone to a minor league deal. Villone, 39, will be invited to the major league camp, and will compete against Tom Martin, Casey Fossum and Heriberto Ruelas for an unacknowledged role.

Villone will be the 104th person to play for the Yankees and Mets.

Villone whose career began with the Mariners in 1995, has been a member of 11 different teams. Villone pitched in 74 games with the Cardinals last season, when he pitched 50 innings, produced a 1-2 record and a 4.68 ERA. He walked 37 and struck out 50.

I'm starting to get the feeling that the Mets are an orphanage for unwanted pitchers; an island of misfit toys* if you will.

Source: Marty Noble -

* Island Of Misfit Toys From The Christmas Classic Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer.

1 comment:

Long Island Met Fan said...

the idea of misfits fits the team going back to the 60's loved the train with the square wheels...classic!