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Mets Sign Former Yankees Star

Mets Sign Former Yankees Star

Mets Sign Former Yankees Star

The Mets signed a former Yankees star on Tuesday.

Say what you will about the Mets, but the organization has had something of a busy offseason.

Between changes in ownership, a new manager and roster upgrades, clearly team brass is looking to improve in the new year.

This week, Mets management looked to fill a hole in the team’s bullpen by signing former Yankees reliever, Dellin Betances.

Betances, 31, played for the Yankees from 2011 to 2018. He has a career ERA of 2.36 and is a four-time All Star.

Last year Betances suffered something of an injury-plagued campaign. He missed the first part of season with a bone spur in his shoulder and then suffered a partially torn Achilles.

According to MLB insider Jon Heyman, Betances’ deal comes with a 2020 guarantee and then a player option in 2021.

There is also a non-guaranteed third year attached for 2022, but Betances would have to meet particular thresholds for it to take place.

Heyman is reporting that Betances will be getting $2.2 million in salary next year and $6 million the following year. In addition, there is a $5.3 million signing bonus and a $3 million buyout if he does not exercise the 2021 option.

This past season, the Mets finished 86-79 and three games shy of a Wild Card spot.

The team fired manager Mickey Callaway and replaced him with Carlos Beltran.

In 2019, the Mets acquired closer Edwin Diaz in a trade with the Seattle Mariners and resigned Jeurys Famlia. Unfortunately, the pair did not quite live up to expectations and were disappointing in terms of on-field production.

Presuming Betances is healthy and Diaz and Familia return to form next season, the Mets could quietly become very scary in 2020.

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Michael Kyaw

Michael Kyaw, initially a PR Manager, built up a valuable network of connections in the sports world that he then utilized to become an influential sports business reporter. His work has been published on Fox Sports, Bleacher Report, Fansided, ESPN and the Wall Street Journal.

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