If I could just repeat the most crucial part of this story a few times:
A minor league deal.
A MINOR league deal.
Not a major, but a minor league deal.
One last time, Josh Fogg is not on the big league team. He’s headed to the minors, and being paid pennies for it.
Just had to clarify that, as I’m already seeing backlash and jokes made about the Mets regarding this signing. In 24 appearances (including 1 start) for the Rockies last season, Fogg posted a 3.74 ERA and 1.14 WHIP. Fogg’s lifetime ERA, however, is 5.03 with a terrible WHIP of 1.458. But no worries, this is what we call having depth in the system. I’m sure the Mets have no plans of using Fogg as a starter for the Mets (or a reliever, most likely) – he’s here just in case the team undergoes a rash of injuries.