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Mets Save Money By Having Flores On Bench Over Quintanilla

According to Mike Puma of the Post, the New York Mets did not have to pay Omar Quintanilla the rest of his $800,000 contract because they designated the shortstop for assignment before a deadline set in his contract. Adam Rubin of ESPN New York disputes that Quintanilla was demoted ahead of a specific deadline as a money saver, as Kyle Farnsworth was. However Rubin does confirm...
Via Mets Merized Online
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Mets: Quintanilla designated for assignment

The New York Mets have announced that they have designated infielder Omar Quintanilla for assignment. Quintanilla had been serving as the backup shortstop behind Ruben Tejada. Following a dismal road trip the Mets decided they needed a fresh face on the team to give an offensive boost. Between Tejada and Quintanilla, the shortstop position has supplied only 21 hits for a batting...
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Designate Quintanilla For Assignment, Is Flores On His Way?

The Mets announced that they have designated shortstop Omar Quintanilla for assignment via Twitter tonight. Quintanilla was hitting 6-for-29 in in 15 games for the Mets this season. He had one double, two runs scored, three RBIs, two walks and five strikeouts. The team has not announced a corresponding move, but Adam Rubin says that it will be an internal promotion and speculates...
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

The Mets Will Have A Very Good Bench in 2014

“Basically, the Mets have a strong bench. Unfortunately, it’s starting.” – Sports Illustrated, June 2, 1980. Such was the narrative when the Mets surprised everybody that year by flirting with .500 in mid-June. That gritty, gutty bunch warranted a feature in the leading national sporting publication of the time, on the verge of having a walk-off win worthy of 1969. The...
March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Announce They Have Re-signed Omar Quintanilla

The Mets officially announced they have re-signed shortstop Omar Quintanilla to a minor league deal with an invite to spring training. The club had non-tendered Quintanilla earlier this offseason.Quintanilla played the majority of games at shortstop after claiming the job from Ruben Tejada once he was injured, and then ended up staying the starting shortstop for the Mets after...
Via Mets Merized Online
January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Sign John Lannan And Omar Quintanilla

The New York Mets made two moves to bolster their rotation and infield depth with the signings of left-hander John Lannan and shortstop Omar Quintanilla. LANNAN: To compete for No. 5 starter role. Lannan, 3-6 with a 5.33 ERA last season with Philadelphia, was signed to a minor league contract with the intent of competing with Jenrry Mejia, Rafael Montero and Jacob deGrom for the...
Via New York Mets Report
January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Sign Three Players To Minor League Contracts

The Mets signed three players to a Minor League contract on Saturday. As reported by ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin, the team re-signed shortstop Omar Quintanilla and MLB Insider Chris Cotillo reported on his Twitter page, that Giancarlo Alvarado was also re-signed.  The third player to be given a minor league contract is left-handed starting pitcher John Lannan, as reported by...
January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Re-Sign Omar Quintanilla To Minor League Deal

The Mets have re-signed shortstop Omar Quintanilla to a minor league deal according to ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin.Quintanilla played the majority of games at shortstop after claiming the job from Ruben Tejada once he was injured, and then ended up staying the starting shortstop for the Mets after Tejada was demoted to Triple-A.In 95 games for the Mets he batted .222/.306/.283...
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January 18, 2014  |  Discuss

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