Found December 27, 2012 on
So this is what Scott Boras meant when he said the Mets were shopping in the freezer section.
The Mets signed lefty Aaron Laffey to a minor league contract on Thursday. Now kids, don't get your hopes up. Aaron Laffey will ... most likely ... suck. But the beauty of his signing is that it isn't a sure thing that Laffey will suck. This is what we in the business refer to as "progress".
Laffey's WHIP has hovered above the 1.60 mark consistently since 2009, and his batting average against had never been under .280 ... that is until 2012. His age 27 season saw him return to a starting role for the first time since 2010, and he wasn't completely horrible as his batting average against was a career best .260, and his WHIP was a career best 1.36. And for what it is worth, Laffey's interleague numbers were stellar, with two of his four appearances coming against the Nationals and Phillies.
Now all of this is small sample size, but it's better tha...
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On Thursday afternoon, the Mets announced the signing of LHP Aaron Laffey to a minor-league deal.
Laffey pitched last year in Toronto and made 22 appearances (16 starts) while going 4-6 with a 4.56 ERA.
The Mets are hoping that Laffey can resurrect his once promising career and become a formidable force out of the pen. Perhaps if he has a solid enough spring, he can be a candidate...
Free-agent pitcher Aaron Laffey signed a minor-league deal with the New York Mets, the team announced Thursday. The 27-year-old lefty logged 100 2/3 innings last season in 22 appearances for the Toronto Blue Jays last season, posting a 4-6 record. He started 16 games.
The New York Mets signed left handed pitcher Aaron Laffey to a Minor League deal according to Marc Carig of Newsday's.
The 27-year old lefty went 4-6 with a 4.56 ERA, 4.51 FIP, 4.3 K/9, 3.3 BB/9 and 1.5 HR/9 in 100.2 innings pitched for the Blue Jays in 2012.
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The Mets have announced the signing of Aaron Laffey to a minor league deal.
The 27-year old left-hander pitched to a 4.56 ERA with 4.3 K/9 and 3.3 BB/9 in 16 starts and six relief appearances for Toronto last season. He also spent time pitching in Triple-A Las Vegas, which is where the Mets are moving their Triple-A affiliate into in 2013. He posting a 4.52 ERA with 5.4 K...
The Phillies made something of an effort to sign B.J. Upton and pushed hard for Angel Pagan before trading Vance Worley and Trevor May to the Twins for Ben Revere.
The move gave them a young, cost-controlled centerfielder who plays excellent defense and offers top-notch baserunning. He probably isn’t a finished product yet either, which lends credence to the belief that he...