Tuesday, September 24, 2019


Leave it to Buster Olney to come up with this one.  I'll believe it when I see it.

Dellin Betances to the Mets?

NJ.com writes:

"ESPN MLB insider Buster Olney thinks a “prove it” deal could be on the table, and a team like the Mets make sense as a free agent partner...

There are evaluators and agents who believe that Betances’ best play at this point is to work out a one-year deal with some team, betting on himself to rebound in 2020, and then hit the market again next fall... During his career, Betances has averaged 14.6 strikeouts per nine innings, with a 2.36 ERA in 358 games. It will be interesting to see if the Mets, with a bullpen makeover to look forward to this winter, get involved in the bidding for Betances, who was born and raised in New York." 

And yes...there is no indication that this would happen.  Olney "thinks" it could.  Notice none of the "evaluators and agents" have been named.

He's a terrible baseball insider. Just saying.

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  1. Betances should get a deal from the Yankees better than Britton and Ottavino.
    He is the best reliever in MLB and a 3 year deal with a vesting 4th year option shpuld do it.

  2. Given his injury history and inconsistency when he is healthy I feel theres no way he should be rewarded with a contract in the britt, otto ballpark. I want him with the yanks but at a reasonable rate


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