Newsday has reported the Mets have signed Willy Mo Peña to a minor league deal. He was with the Washington Nationals and was released by them earlier this year.
Outside of the Washington Nationals, Peña has also played for the Cincinnati Reds and the Boston Red Sox.
I’m not sure how I feel about this move. He has been on a steady decline since he hit 26 home runs back in 2004. Last year, due to season ending surgery on July 18 which was required for his shoulder, he was limited to hitting only two home runs in 2008.
He is 27 years old. He can still improve. I just do not think this is the answer. The Mets need a clutch hitter. David Wright is supposed to be that guy, but he has not stepped up. Peña is not that guy.
This is just becoming a joke. It looks like Omar Minaya is just picking up guys at random. Instead of picking up a Peña, how about waiting to try to actually get a clutch hitter or a pitcher who can help the team.