Mets Sign Livan Hernandez
According to The Daily News, the Mets have signed Livan Hernandez to a $1M minor league deal, with another $1M possible in performance bonuses.
Call me crazy, but I like this signing. As long as the Mets are going to throw around “little” one-million-dollar contracts here and there on scrap heapers, this makes sense. When ST breaks, Livan can win a job, start the year in the minors, or be released without receiving the $1M. Really a no-risk situation for the Mets.
Ideally, he starts the year in AAA and is insurance for the day one of the top 5 starters breaks down — which is nearly a guarantee. I say that not to be skeptical, but because that’s the way it is — every MLB team, every year, has at least one starting pitcher miss a start at some point in the season.