Saturday, February 12, 2005

Wilpon: We're Tired Of Losing

Since Pitchers and Catchers is less than a week away, it's time for all the fluff pieces.

I thought the signing of LHP Jose Rosado was an interesting remove. Rosado, who pitched for 5 years with the Kansas City Royals, is a two time all star(1997, 1999). He'll probably start the season in the minors, but perhaps he can eventually be a valuable middle reliever.

There is some bad news though, as it's become known that Cuban pitcher Alay Soler will not be able to report to camp on time.

Miami-based agent Joe Cubas has been suspended by the union
because the MLBPA concluded he withheld immigration papers that would allow
Soler to complete the visa process and enter the United States, an executive
said. Cubas purportedly told union officials he was withholding items Soler
needed because he was owed money by the player.

Soler had complained that Cubas was attempting to take a 15% cut, three times the
maximum allowed. Cubas, now suspended indefinitely, could be reinstated 30 days
after Soler's possessions are turned over, a source said.

It's a shame, but Soler didn't really have much of a chance at making the Mets. When he was signed it seemed like they wanted him to be a starter, but the rotation is full now.


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