Winter Plan Complete as Mets Sign Weijgertse and Hato

kevin-weijgertskeThe Mets continued their aggressive international scavenger hunt, signing Kevin Weijgertse and Bjorn Hato of Holland.

The 18-year-old phenoms first attracted attention at a European showcase in North Carolina held during November. Weijgertse is a third baseman / first baseman and Hato is primarily an outfielder with good speed.

And with that, it appears the Mets have finished their work for the offseason. Enjoy the rest of the winter!

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  1. Mark December 17, 2009 at 8:49 pm
    So you’re saying that Bay won’t sign until spring time…
  2. joejanish December 18, 2009 at 4:18 pm
    Bay? C’mon, don’t you think signing both Weijgertse AND Bay would be overkill?

    These are the Mets, not the Yankees, after all.