During his career, Escobar has amassed a win/loss record of 101-91 and compiled an ERA of 4.15.
His best season came in 2007 when he made 30 starts, compiled a record of 18-7, and maintained an ERA of 3.40.
Strangely, this deal is not a minor league contract, as was suggested a couple of days ago. Instead it will be a major league one.
Another interesting note to point out is that according to the NY Post’s Joel Sherman , the team intends to use Escobar as a setup man for Francisco Rodriguez.
This is rather confusing as mutliple reports suggested that newly signed, Ryota Igarashi, was to be the new eighth inning pitcher.
All in all, I really like this deal for the Mets, and I think it is one of the few things Omar has done right this season, despite the fact that Escobar has only logged five innings since 2007.
Provided Minaya did not guarantee a ridiculous amount of money to the veteran pitcher, this signing could turn out to be a beneficial one for the team.
Lastly, Merry Christmas to everyone who celebrates the holiday. For those who do not celebrate, take today as an opportunity to enjoy a good movie and perhaps some Chinese food.