Wednesday, January 10, 2007

News: Mets To Sign Scott Schoeneweis

You thought Doug Mientkiewicz was difficult to spell? Buster Olney says the Mets are set to sign free agent relief pitcher Scott Schoeneweis to a three-year deal.

I can't wait to hear Omar Minaya hype this signing, as it was just last week when he said the rest of the available free agents were of the bottom feeder ilk.

32 year old lefty Schoeneweis had 29 K's in 71 appearances last season for the Reds and Blue Jays, and though he has been used mostly as a reliever the past few years, he did make 19 starts for the White Sox in 2004. He is "a sinker-slider pitcher who's significantly more effective against lefties," according to Baseball America's Jim Callis.

His 16 games for the Reds down the stretch last season were his first in the National League, and he had 11K's in 14 innings, converting 3 saves and posting a 0.63 ERA. For his career, he's allowed one out of every 3.6 inherited runners to score.

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