I thought it would have been a good move for the Mets to acquire Wily Mo Pena from the Nationals when he was still under contact, so to get him on a minor league deal is a no lose situation in my opinion. Pena is a 27-year-old right handed power bat who can play left field and first base.
He is projected to be a much better offensive player then he's shown to this point in his career, which is attributed to being rushed to the majors at 20 by the Reds and never fully developing as a hitter.
Last year was the worst of his career when he attempted to play through shoulder pain, eventually he had surgery and the doctors were amazed that he could play at all. In the past I completed two post on Pena with more background on him and a brief bio, here and here....
The New York Mets today announced that they have signed outfielder Wily Mo Pena to a minor league contract. Pena will report to extended spring training in Port St. Lucie for a short time before joining Buffalo (AAA) of the International League. source Newsday