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Mets Sign Jose Bautista

Take two!

According to well, everybody on baseball Twitter, but most notably the official New York Mets account, the Mets have signed old friend Jose Bautista to MLB-minimum deal. I think Anthony DiComo was the one that broke it.

Bautista will make another attempt at sticking in the MLB after his time in Atlanta didn’t go so well. He hit .250/.386/.361 at Triple-A Gwinnett before being called up to the Braves, where he managed a measly .593 OPS in 40 at bats in Atlanta.

This makes sense for the Mets in a way other than “we’ve acquired a name you know that’s well past his prime.” Yoenis Cespedes is currently on the DL with a hip flexor strain and hasn’t begun doing any baseball activities yet, and Juan Lagares is probably out for the season with a toe injury. There’s room for Bautista in that outfield right now – and given his struggles with the Braves – this could very well be his swan song if things don’t pan out.

For those Blue Jays fans eagerly awaiting the return of their hero – and those dumb enough like myself that bought tickets to the Braves series – the New York Mets visit the Rogers Centre on July 2nd. Let’s hope Jose Bautista is on the roster and playing productive baseball.

Godspeed, Joey.

  • Mose

    Why would you be “dumb enough” to buy tickets to the Braves series? Although I can’t access MLB easily from Canada’s midwest, getting to games once or twice a year is always a highlight. Enjoy the young Braves stars, the beautiful game that is baseball and the experience, even if the roof is closed.

    Perhaps it is also best that we remember Joey Bats in his glory years too. Seems the hardest decision for most is leaving the game at the right time, especially for those who play with such passion.

    • The Humungus

      I think his point is that buying advance tickets to the Braves series when Bautista’s roster spot was tenuous at best and walk-up tickets would certainly be available was the dumb thing, not buying tickets to the Braves series itself.