Ryan Reid

Mets claim Ryan Reid off waivers

The Mets have claimed RHP Ryan Reid off waivers from the Pirates (Mets).

Reid, a relief pitcher, appeared in seven games for the Pirates last season, making his major league debut in the process. The 28-year-old posted a 1.64 ERA and 1.091 WHIP in 11 innings, including one save. In Triple-A, Reid posted a 2.73 ERA and 1.197 WHIP over 59 1/3 innings last year.

In the minors, appearing in over 300 games, Reid has a 3.87 ERA and 1.353 WHIP, including 543 minor league strikeouts.

Reid was drafted by Tampa in 2006 and was with the organization until 2012, when he signed with the Pirates. He was designated for assignment by Pittsburgh on December 13.




346 comments
kenmetskni
kenmetskni

All I want for Christmas is Chris Owings as our SS. I would be willing to trade either Gee or Montero, plus a mid level prospect for Owings.

Lineup:

Owings SS

C. Young RF

Granderson LF

Wright 3B

Murphy 2B

Flores 1B

d'Arnaud C

Lagares CF

If Flores needs to start the season in Vegas, to get reps at 1B, then the Duda/Davis/Satin platoon fills in the 1B and #6 spot in the lineup.

Rotation:

Colon

Wheeler

Niese

Gee or Montero

Mejia/Degrom/Syndergaard/Dice K

Max Denby
Max Denby

Longest time a post has not been added ever...

TJ Pallan
TJ Pallan

I'd much rather see a trade for Owings, Drew is overpriced and honesty not that great. Owings has a lot of room for improvement PLUS the trade might also dump some salary if the trade includes an established mlb pitcher such as Gee or Niese. I see SS as the biggest problem right now. Go out and do that, then worry about first base. 

Macacawitz
Macacawitz

Merry Christmas, everyone.  That's all I have to say on the matter.

flyingscot
flyingscot

I was curious what about Ryan Reid would generate three hundred some off comments, but it was the usual, utter frustattion with the Mets that did it !

chasesimms
chasesimms

Mets Sign Stephen Drew to 3 Year Deal!  


Is the headline I want to see.

maxster
maxster

Come on Mets. This is next year, 2014 is supposed to be our coming out party. Give us poor suffering fans Drew SS and put Flores at 1st everyday and we will contend!!! One more signing to go. Show us some respect and get that SS.

David Fernandez
David Fernandez

Obviously it wont happen... but honestly if the Mets signed Tanaka we would have the best pitching depth in baseball by FAR.

Imagine this.

Harvey

Tanaka
Wheeler

Syndergaard

Niese/Montero/Gee/Mejia

This makes Montero Gee and Mejia expendable to get that big bat we need.

Charlie
Charlie

Drmetfan is right....Where are the boys from Metsblog? How about a little happy holidays wish? And a whole day without a post? What's going on here?

drmetfan
drmetfan

Since none of the Mets blog contributors or lead writter has posted this I will do it for them. Merry Christmas all Met bloggers.

grandpamet
grandpamet

321 comments on a Ryan Reid signing....news is slow for us these days...

kenmetskni
kenmetskni

Happy Holidays everyone. Lets Go Mets!

Skyking
Skyking

Merry Christmas everyone!!!  Have a happy and safe holiday.

maxster
maxster

HEARTFELT MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL MY FELLOW MET FANS AND YOUR FAMILIES.

Bob Wolfe
Bob Wolfe

Merry Christmas, all! Have a great one! Enjoy your families, hug your kids and grandkids.

bleck319
bleck319

I have looked at Ryan Reid so many times since yesterday afternoon that he is starting to look like Tanaka.

Please post a Merry Christmas message with a picture of Anna Benson.

Ron Davis
Ron Davis

I still wish the Mets to sign Bronson Arroyo for split starter and bullpen one year at 5 million take it or leave it see if he really wants to play for us. 

maxster
maxster

I am a Mets fan for life also, but I will not go to Citi Field to support the Wilpons. I won't give them a dime. I do this in an effort to drive the Wilpons out financially. I am a Mets fan but not a Wilpon fan. With new owners our payroll would be 185,000,000. not 85.000.000. Imagine what our team would be like with 100mil more in players!

bleck319
bleck319

Owings is not a leadoff hitter. He never walks and has an unimpressive minors OBP in the low .300s. Plus, the Mets would have to give up someone valuable to acquire him. I would rather they sign Drew, who is more proven.

kenmetskni
kenmetskni

Owings should definitely be a target. I would be willing to give up Gee or Montero (which ever guy the Dbacks want) plus a mid level prospect to get him.

Mike Arnone
Mike Arnone

Does anyone else think d wright can win the MVP this year

tommets
tommets

@TJ Pallan How's this sound? Sign Balfour and he'll be less expensive because of his failed physical and trade Parnell and one mid-tier position prospect for Owings. This way they keep all of the pitching prospects.

Daniel Brennan
Daniel Brennan

@chasesimms Going 3 years, even 2 years, would be a mistake for Stephen Drew. He had a very good year last year, but it was the first time he was more than a 3 WAR player since 2010. He was decent in 2011, but worse than Ruben Tejada as recently as 2012. 


It's impossible to overlook how bad Tejada was last year, and the Mets should do everything they can to find a replacement via trade. I think it would help Tejada if he had competition heading into 2014.  But if that doesn't work out, they shouldn't overpay for Stephen Drew, an overvalued player because of the scarcity on the free agent market for shortstops. 


If Stephen Drew was going to cost 4-6 million dollars a year, then he would be worth a gamble because he did have a very nice year last year and had some good years from 2008-10. But because he is probably going to get over 10 million dollars a year for at least 2 years, that is too much of a gamble. The Mets are better off upgrading the bench and bullpen with the money they have left in the budget. 

Paul Rubin
Paul Rubin

@David FernandezMets aren't going to spend $100M on a Japanese pitcher hoping he's more Yu Darvish after a year rather than almost all the others who have tried and generally be average to bad.

airfeet
airfeet

@David FernandezI don't think Montero Gee or Mejia can land a BIG bat.  There aren't too many actual big bats in baseball these days anyway

MMIAA
MMIAA

@Charlie 2 days without a post just more of that warm and fussy stuff from the most anti-customer organization in the world.

jjong
jjong

Merry Christmas to you too and all Mets fan

Darren Delgado
Darren Delgado

@grandpamet That's because every single one of the self-hating idiots who comment on this site has to say something snarky about every single minor move the Mets make, even though every team in MLB makes a dozen moves like these every offseason.

dexx
dexx

@roman411 Theo Eptein & The Cubs are allover this one.  I can also see the Astros signing him as well.  Dbacks might go all in for him as well.  Dont think he will make it toThe Yankees, Rangers or BoSox.  Cubs havent spent a dime cause they are putting all their offseason money on Tanaka

hwabouthat
hwabouthat

@roman411 I would sign Tanaka just to have that ultimate pitching litter. We strengthen our strength and have a niche. Teams would line up to get some of the pitching we have and we would be able to demand a lucrative package for even one of our studs.

Gland1
Gland1

Come on. You can't be serious.

bleck319
bleck319

While you are playing GM, why don't you offer Ike Davis to the Angels for Mike Trout. Take it or leave it!!!!!

ferizzi726
ferizzi726

@Ron Davis He could easily get at least 1 yr, $13 mil from somewhere else. The problem is he wants two. 


It seems a lot of Mets fans undervalue the market and just how much it would really take to get some players. $5 is standard salary these days for signing a guy who may not even make the major league club.

Mont5
Mont5

Mets don't have to be a 185,000,000 team. I don't want the Mets to be that type of team. I want the Mets to be like Tampa Rays or like Oakland A's. Rays payroll was 58,000,000 the A's was 69,000,000. That's being a smart team. That is what the Mets are trying to do.

Ron Davis
Ron Davis

@maxsteri do not think we have to be 185 and if the Wilpons did sell they would find a loser just as bad as them. The Deroulete found the Wilpons so its possible it could be just as bad if they had a say so for sale.

kenmetskni
kenmetskni

Owings isn't a great lead off hitter, but we really don't have one. EYjr doesn't get on base enough either. Also, starting EYjr will probably mean that Lagares has to sit. Drew is a good player, but he is injury prone. At least Owings has some speed and the ability to steal bases. The biggest problem with Tejada, IMO, is that he can't stay on the field. Drew is better than Tejada, but he has the same issues with injury. I think we need a young, athletic, SS with real offensive potential. At some point, we will have to surrender a pitcher or two to improve the everyday line up. I'm not saying we give up a Wheeler or Syndergaard for Owings, but a Gee or Montero is expendable for a player with Owings's upside.

kenmetskni
kenmetskni

Wright is a great, all around, player. That said, I don't think he will put up impressive enough offensive numbers to win an MVP.

TJ Pallan
TJ Pallan

@tommets @TJ Pallan definitely like the idea but just don't see it actually happening. Alderson and Wilpon keep stressing the whole salary problem and how it can't be past a certain point. I really only see minor league deals for scrap bullpen guys coming for the future of this offseason while MAYBE they'll man up and risk a pitcher for a young ss or impact bat. We have a surplus of pitching and wouldn't mind letting go of a mejia, degrom, or montero. They gotta get proactive and do big things to win and keep the fan base satisfied. No more "Ryan Reids", give me someone who can do big things.

dexx
dexx

@Daniel Brennan @chasesimms Did you forget than Stephen Drew broke his ankle and leg sliding into home?  Is Tejada better than Buster Posey or Kendrys Morales?  Drew hasnt put up a 3 WAR since 2010 because he missed the 2nd half of 2011 & 1st half of 2012 because of the injury and the subsequent surgeries.

sylow59
sylow59

But they're not idiots or shills; and they proof their posts.

hwabouthat
hwabouthat

@airfeet@David FernandezYes it is. Especially if Mejia Montero and Gee pitch the way I think they are going to pitch this year. Hopefully, Montero could prove in the majors what he has in the minors. Gee can continue on being the Gee man and Mejia can continue to show us what he did the ending of last season and improve upon it. If he can he has number 2 material written all over him.

niesesnose
niesesnose

No il give arroyo a minor league deal and let him close for us

Mike Boylan
Mike Boylan

@Mont5 I agree. I like it as well. Can't stand what the Yanks are doing. They will probably be below last year, so why throw that money away? Even if they are improved, with that pitching staff and no Mo, how can they possibly go anywhere with that senior citizen team they have? In fact, though I'm hopeful on Granderson, I fear he'll hit .225 with 21 hr's and 20 doubles and 180k's. I much prefer going with the draft, selective trades, and a move like Colon(though I would have preferred Kazmir at a similar price). In the post steroid era, it's not worth overpaying guys over 30. In my opinion, it's back to the future. Go young, and selectively fill holes with short term deals with utility type players. I'm surprised the Yanks, with their dearth of starting pitching, aren't in the Arroyo sweepstakes.

BringBackDaveTelghe
BringBackDaveTelghe

The problem is that we're never going to be competitive at that low a level. Teams like Tampa do it with great moves, uses if assets and incredible drafts and even the good drafts are starting to dry up since they've been a better team. There is a definite balance to do between the two.

Olerud42
Olerud42

@Mont5 You WANT the Mets to be a small market team? That makes no sense to me. I'd like the Mets to be like the Red Sox thank you very much, spending big money and winning big championships. 

Howie Avery
Howie Avery

@Mont5How many World Series have the Rays and A's won?  Maybe they would win one if they were able to spend on a certain addition to the team that would take them over the top.

sayhey24
sayhey24

The Mets may never be able to pull this off. They charge fans way to much to wait around in hopes that the farm system will turn around. We haven't had a successful position prospect since Wright and New Yorkers want and deserve to see stars if they are paying lots of dough.

dave27a
dave27a

The DeRoulets didn't find Fred Wilpon, the found the Doubleday group of which Fred was a minority shareholder and won the World Series in 6 years. I'd take a new group and those results even if another Wilpon is buried on the roster.

bleck319
bleck319

You make good points. But given Harvey's injury and Colon's age, I would not give up young pitching yet, especially for an unproven prospect.

If Harvey were healthy, I would consider trading Niese or Gee for Gardner.

The Mets payroll is low enough that they should consider Drew. If they are unable to operate with a $95-100 million payroll because of their debt burden, they are going to have a difficult time fielding a competitive team on a consistent basis.

niesesnose
niesesnose

First of all, the Dbacks don't need another position prospect. They want young pitching and would want Montero. And second, I don't really understand what not to like about this signing. Bullpens aren't something you spend big money, they're very year to year and are for the most part, a crapshoot.

jasonbay
jasonbay

@BringBackDaveTelghe You also need to trade franchise players as part of your rebuilding, a la David Price who is now on the blocks.  

BringBackDaveTelghe
BringBackDaveTelghe

Do you really think that's a relevant or intelligent way to judge a franchise?