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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Mets sign relief pitcher

Mets announced today they signed Kiko Calero to a minor league deal, but with incentives he can make upwards of 1.5 million.

I know a lot of people are excited for this deal and wondered why Calero was still unsigned, especially after seeing his stats from last year with the Marlins. He threw 60 innings last year, 36 hits, 30 walks (1.10 WHIP), and had a 1.95 ERA.

I always remember him as being abused/hurt his whole career. He is 35 years old, and pitched the most innings of his career last year. He has, however, been on the DL 3 times for various shoulder and elbow injuries.

Kiko is a fastball, slider pitcher, and is very effective vs righties, striking them out 28% of the time.

I like the signing, as it's another low cost option for the bullpen, and maybe between him and Escobar we can get 85 appearances.

1 comment:

  1. No issue with this signing. No real loss if he goes in the tank. If he is good, a steal. I can't ask for pitching then complain when they get some in a guy who despite his age, did have a descent year.