Mets Pick Emaus, Beato in Rule 5 Draft
While the Yankees continue with their ho-hum, failed pursuit of $100M free agents, the Mets succeeded in making a big splash at the winter meetings, adding two players to their 40-man roster.
If you want to know about these two individuals, go back to my post yesterday previewing the prospects of the Rule 5 Draft. You will see both Emaus and Beato at the very top (though, Beato was first and Emaus second on my list, and the Mets picked them in the reverse, so don’t email me for lottery numbers — I obviously cannot see the future).
I fully expect to see Emaus compete for the second base job, and Beato for a spot in the bullpen, during spring training. Whether they make the team will be remain to be seen, but at least we have something to look forward to other than some bazillion-dollar thirtysomething pitcher who would hog up most of the payroll for the next seven years.