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Re: Mets acquire RHP Wilmer Font from Rays

Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:52 pm

Mogriffjr wrote:
tejdog1 wrote:BTW they gave up a 18/19 year old 6'6 who throws mid 90s for Font.

BRODIE!
COME GET US


Literally the whole minors is filled with that same guy.


And then a few work out and you have a dominant pen or some starters. They all won’t but you only need a few. Trading them for a guy you could have most likely acquired for cash only is stupid and cheap

Re: Mets acquire RHP Wilmer Font from Rays

Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:30 pm

Traded to Toronto for cash and we gave up a an actual good arm for him. BVW continues to be a joke.

Re: Mets acquire RHP Wilmer Font from Rays

Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:42 pm

He’s been dealt now 4 times in the last year. 3 times he returned at least an interesting arm. He probably pitched as well here as he did in any of the previous 3 stops.

And now we have Jacob Rhame in the majors on top of that. Mannnnnnn.

Re: Mets acquire RHP Wilmer Font from Rays

Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:07 pm

So, is this guy Cash any good?

(somebody had to say it)

Re: Mets acquire RHP Wilmer Font from Rays

Wed Jul 17, 2019 4:26 pm

MarkJohnson>You wrote:He’s been dealt now 4 times in the last year. 3 times he returned at least an interesting arm. He probably pitched as well here as he did in any of the previous 3 stops.



I don't know how much stock to put into small sample sizes or how well other teams scout these guys before trading them, but

Font's FIP for Tampa this year: 3.57
His FIP for Tampa last year: 3.98
His FIP for the Mets: 6.47

He gave up 8 homers pitching for the mets in 31 innings. That a lot. I guess the bottom line is, the mets didn't think he was worth holding onto. He's probably out of options, they probably weren't going to resign him so they sold him for what they could get.

Trash them for overspending to get him if you like, but I think if they weren't going to keep him, selling him for cash is perfectly OK.

Re: Mets acquire RHP Wilmer Font from Rays

Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:43 pm

LTKfRGM wrote:
MarkJohnson>You wrote:He’s been dealt now 4 times in the last year. 3 times he returned at least an interesting arm. He probably pitched as well here as he did in any of the previous 3 stops.



I don't know how much stock to put into small sample sizes or how well other teams scout these guys before trading them, but

Font's FIP for Tampa this year: 3.57
His FIP for Tampa last year: 3.98
His FIP for the Mets: 6.47

He gave up 8 homers pitching for the mets in 31 innings. That a lot. I guess the bottom line is, the mets didn't think he was worth holding onto. He's probably out of options, they probably weren't going to resign him so they sold him for what they could get.

Trash them for overspending to get him if you like, but I think if they weren't going to keep him, selling him for cash is perfectly OK.


I have no problem selling him for cash my issue was and is that Brodie didn’t acquire him for cash

Re: Mets acquire RHP Wilmer Font from Rays

Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:46 pm

Wilmer Font has a 2.45 ERA/2.67 FIP and 24/3 K/BB ratio for the Blue Jays.

As a reminder, he was cut for Chris Mazza, who then turned into Stephen Nogosek, who then turned back into Chris Mazza, who then turned into Drew Gagnon, who then turned into Paul Sewald. A useless series of transactions that have yielded no value, while Font would probably be our #2 RHP in the pen right now.

Imagine what our record could be if BVW just... stopped?

Re: Mets acquire RHP Wilmer Font from Rays

Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:32 pm

MarkJohnson>You wrote:Wilmer Font has a 2.45 ERA/2.67 FIP and 24/3 K/BB ratio for the Blue Jays.

As a reminder, he was cut for Chris Mazza, who then turned into Stephen Nogosek, who then turned back into Chris Mazza, who then turned into Drew Gagnon, who then turned into Paul Sewald. A useless series of transactions that have yielded no value, while Font would probably be our #2 RHP in the pen right now.

Imagine what our record could be if BVW just... stopped?


Yeah.....I was kind of surprised by the Mets letting him go given he was pitching much better, especially in longer outings.

But yeah.......Brodie is kind of proving to not know what he is doing at all. Oh well.

Re: Mets acquire RHP Wilmer Font from Rays

Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:44 pm

I've defended some moves, but this one was a head-scratcher considering we actually gave up something for him.

Re: Mets acquire RHP Wilmer Font from Rays

Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:29 pm

MarkJohnson>You wrote:Wilmer Font has a 2.45 ERA/2.67 FIP and 24/3 K/BB ratio for the Blue Jays.

As a reminder, he was cut for Chris Mazza, who then turned into Stephen Nogosek, who then turned back into Chris Mazza, who then turned into Drew Gagnon, who then turned into Paul Sewald. A useless series of transactions that have yielded no value, while Font would probably be our #2 RHP in the pen right now.

Imagine what our record could be if BVW just... stopped?


Yep, just never understood why they let him go. He certainly was passable at the very least, better than the dreck we see in Gagnon and Mazza and Bashlor..etc.
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