The Mets and Angel Pagan have reached an agreement. The fan favorite outfielder will remain with the Mets by signing a one year, $3.5 million deal. Nobody is more happy about this than Pagan. He had this to say about the deal on Mets.com:
For the first time in my career, I have a spot on the team. But I’m not taking anything for granted. I can’t wait for Spring Training to start. I think we’ll be better than people are predicting.
I am in agreement with Pagan on how this season will play out. So be happy, Mets fans. You guardian Angel will be around to protect the outfield.
Also avoiding arbitration is the Mets golden ticket, R.A. Dickey. Here is a guy nobody really expected anything from, but got everything they could ask for. I think Dickey definitely got what he deserved in a two year, $7.8 million contract. He proved to be the biggest signing and the best deal that Omar Minaya got us. Unfortunately, Dickey’s comment are always famous last words with Mets pitchers:
If I want to be part of the solution here — and I do — giving some things up might help the collective good. I was willing to do that for this organization, and still am.
I think pitchers should be banned from ever saying what they hope to accomplish with this organization. Or any player, for that matter. Dickey remains with the Mets through 2012, but he can be kept for an additional $5 million for the 2013 season.
All in all, I am very happy with the way things are coming together. How about you?