According to Joe McDonald of The Providence Journal.the player to be named later int he Billy Wagner to the Red Sox is minor league first baseman Eddie Lora. The 20-yr old Lora hit .222/.287/.414 in 99 at-bats with Boston’s rookie team in the G.C.L this year. He wasn’t ranked as a prospect.
Great so this confirms everyones suspicions that this is a salary dump and the ember of the Wilpon’s alleged financial problems will be stoked even further !!
As we all knew, we are to receive the power hitting Val Pascucci clone, Chris Carter – Boston’s triple-A first baseman But because of our ” friends” from the Bronx claiming him off of waivers ( DIE YANKEE SCUM !!), we will have to wait until Spring Training to see him
Also my most favorite reporter from the New York Post , Joel Sherman (NOT!!) thinks that the Mets will have essentially the same problem this off season that they had this past off season, The for desire ( and need !) to add pitching even though they might not have the chips to obtain it.
And according to MLTR.com, there are reports that there is a story from the Japanese publication ChuSpo saying that the Mets are to sign Japanese teenager Taiki Kawasaki.He is a Six Foot – One , left handed pitcher hurler and is said to throw a fastball is the high-80′s . He also has a slider and curve and a curve in his repertoire. The report also says that he will be given a minor leauge assignment. The Mets are to announce the signing next month