Well, the final piece of the 2012 Mets puzzle is in place. Don’t make any plans for October; we will be watching Mets playoff baseball because the team has reportedly signed slugging backup infielder Ronny Cedeno.
I’ll give you a moment to catch your breath.
Yes, Ronny Cedeno, owner of a .246 career batting average, who has walked 115 times in his career and struck out 457 times, making his on base percentage a hefty .286. But don’t worry, those poor numbers come with incredible power — a stunning 33 home runs in seven major league seasons.
Following a strikeout, probably
Cedeno spent the past two and a half seasons in Pittsburgh before being cut loose after last season. Let’s make this clear — this guy was not good enough to play anymore for the Pirates. The Pirates!
Did I mention the Mets are reportedly paying him $1.2 million, plus incentives? Those incentives likely include hitting his weight (190).
Another gangbuster signing by savior GM Sandy Alderson to go along with his brilliant, forward-thinking $1.1 million deal for all-world backup outfielder Scott Hairston. I understand you have to fill out the bench, but how about going with younger, hungrier and cheaper players instead of these relatively expensive retreads? Alderson is making Mets fans long for the days of Omar Minaya. Who would have thought that could possibly happen?