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    Mets Sign Andrew Brown

    The Mets announced that they signed outfielder Andrew Brown to a minor league contract that includes an invitation to MLB Spring Training (Twitter link).

    More at MLBTR and Metsblog.
    GO METS!


    19 Inning game...and the Pirates get ROBBED! Jerry Meals should get FIRED! And then just work for the Braves. What a shame for baseball.

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    So it seems to me that the Mets would be better served trying to identify the next Ryan Ludwick rather than committing two years’ worth of guaranteed money to the current Ryan Ludwick. Somewhere, almost certainly, there’s a guy the Mets can have for nearly nothing who can serve as an effective right-handed half of an outfield platoon in the Majors. Maybe he’s not likely to hit as well as Ludwick did in 2007, but it’s far from a safe bet Ludwick will, either.

    With some quick searching, I found my horse: Andrew Brown. The 28-year-old Brown notched 112 unspectacular at-bats with the Rockies in 2012, then elected free agency last week after the Rockies removed him from their 40-man roster. Brown bats right-handed, has experience in all four corners, and has hit .296/.373/.551 over the last two seasons in Triple-A with a .314/.416/.564 line against lefties.

    Brown’s presented here more as an archetype of what the Mets should be looking for than a specific guy the Mets should be signing, and for all I know there are 10 teams currently bidding for Andrew Brown’s services. But if Brown’s looking for Major League playing time, it’s hard to figure a better spot for an unproven righty-hitting corner outfielder than Queens right now.

    Naturally, this all flies out the window if the Mets trade for Wil Myers and re-sign Scott Hairston.
    I have to tip my hat to Ted on this one, called about a month ago.
    http://tedquarters.net/words/ryan-lu...-ryan-ludwick/
    These are the type of signings that this team needs to do.


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    Well we have enough bats from both sides of the plate depending on the pitcher now. Sadly I'm not sure any of them could start for many major league teams.
    " You seek Yoda!

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    Official Minor League signings thread.

    There is no more room on my sig for another guy.

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    I'm a fan. Brown has some potential, and could def help us out IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by clayamtion View Post
    I have to tip my hat to Ted on this one, called about a month ago.
    http://tedquarters.net/words/ryan-lu...-ryan-ludwick/
    These are the type of signings that this team needs to do.
    Not bad at all by Ted Berg.

    I wonder if this means SA feels he is out of the mix on Hairston -- although I hope not.
    "The 90 wins is about challenge. It's about changing the conversation. It's about framing questions for ourselves as to how we get there. So I stand by the notion that we need to get better, and in doing so we need to set concrete goals for ourselves so that we have sort of specific conversations among ourselves about how we're going to get there." -- Mr. Alderson

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sick Of It All View Post
    There is no more room on my sig for another guy.
    You've heard of bunk beds, you need a bunk sig.
    Scarecrow: I haven't got a brain... only straw.
    Dorothy: How can you talk if you haven't got a brain?
    Scarecrow: I don't know... But some people without brains do an awful lot of talking... don't they?
    Dorothy: Yes, I guess you're right.

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    his road splits suck

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    Quote Originally Posted by rebuilding View Post
    his road splits suck
    He's had 134 ABs.


    ďNinety percent Iíll spend on good times, women, and Irish whiskey. The other ten percent Iíll probably waste.Ē
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    He played at Colorado Springs though. I don't know.

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    Under further review, nice pick-up. This guy has power and a strong throwing arm. Had 15 assists in AAA and 3 in the big leagues. Moves well enough out there.

    This guy could be a nice player, I almost want him to start.

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    Throw enough **** on the wall and some of it bound to stick, just hopes it does not stink from the get go.

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    Andrew Brown competing in the OF

    I like this move. Sign a few of these low-risk, young players with power in the minors. Maybe we'll find a diamond in the rough.
    Last edited by letsgometsgo; 01-02-2013 at 09:13 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sick Of It All View Post
    Throw enough **** on the wall and some of it bound to stick, just hopes it does not stink from the get go.
    That's what most people thought when they signed Dickey three years ago...that s**t did stick.
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    Some video on Brown.

    Here's a 460 ft. HR: http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?co...03479&c_id=mlb

    Another bomb: http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?co...99351&c_id=mlb

    Showing off his arm: http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?co...67359&c_id=mlb

    Another laser: http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?co...58753&c_id=mlb

    Could turn out to be a nice pick-up, he's got upside but has been blocked everywhere he's gone.

    At worst he's a bench RH outfielder or in AAA mashing in Vagas.

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