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Mets acquire RHP Wilmer Font from Rays

Mon May 06, 2019 11:15 am

Cash or PTBNL in return.

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Source: The Mets have acquired right-handed Rays reliever Wilmer Font for cash or a player to be named.

Font throws in the mid-90s with two distinct braking pitches. He had a 5.79 ERA with the Rays and offers the Mets another bullpen option.

Re: Mets acquire RHP Wilmer Font from Rays

Mon May 06, 2019 11:17 am

We needed a Wilmer.


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Re: Mets acquire RHP Wilmer Font from Rays

Mon May 06, 2019 11:17 am

This guy stinks. Was with 3 teams last year with a 5.93 ERA 6.23 FIP in 19 games.

Re: Mets acquire RHP Wilmer Font from Rays

Mon May 06, 2019 11:19 am

Career -0.3 bWAR.

This is a distraction trade. Nothing more.

Re: Mets acquire RHP Wilmer Font from Rays

Mon May 06, 2019 11:20 am

zaknim wrote:This guy stinks. Was with 3 teams last year with a 5.93 ERA 6.23 FIP in 19 games.


Seemed to have found something with the Rays.
27 IP, 15 H, 11 BB, 20 K, 2 HR, 1.67 ERA, 3.98 FIP

This year 5.79 ERA, 3.50 FIP. Seems like a better flyer than some of the guys we've been calling up.

Re: Mets acquire RHP Wilmer Font from Rays

Mon May 06, 2019 11:39 am

Results with the Rays were pretty good. Made their OD roster. Seemed to find something in the minors in 16&17. Was a pretty well known sleeper by last season. Not sure if there's a lot of upside but should provide some innings but out of options so he'll get an extended look.

Re: Mets acquire RHP Wilmer Font from Rays

Mon May 06, 2019 11:41 am

He was a fave on FG going into last season. Good underlying results this year without run prevention to match, sort of the opposite of what he did with TB last year.

No cost, and pretty clearly an upgrade on the Rhame, Seward, Flexen, Oswalt, Lockett, group of garbage. So, I like it- but also finally a tacit admission that the depth sucks hard.

Re: Mets acquire RHP Wilmer Font from Rays

Mon May 06, 2019 11:53 am

Why is Tampa getting rid of him they're not a team who would get rid of someone who they think would help.

Re: Mets acquire RHP Wilmer Font from Rays

Mon May 06, 2019 12:02 pm

zaknim wrote:Why is Tampa getting rid of him they're not a team who would get rid of someone who they think would help.

He's out of options and they like to rotate 5-6 arms in and out of the minors so they can't do that with Font. Not a tremendous knock against him.

Re: Mets acquire RHP Wilmer Font from Rays

Mon May 06, 2019 12:14 pm

Sure he stinks.

But it's not the familiar endless cycle of stinking.

LGM!!!!!!!


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Re: Mets acquire RHP Wilmer Font from Rays

Mon May 06, 2019 12:36 pm

Ces to the 60 day DL to make room on the 40.

Re: Mets acquire RHP Wilmer Font from Rays

Mon May 06, 2019 12:44 pm

I mean, why not? Seems like a risk worth taking.
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