Mets Finally Sign Omar Quintanilla
Finally, the Mets sign Omar Quintanilla.
I’m not sure what was the delay, but it’s about time. Other than Ruben Tejada, there was no one in the organization who had played as many as 10 Major League games at shortstop. Further, there were no MLB I’m shortstops left on the free agent market, other than Stephen Drew. Considering that shortstop is a somewhat important position, it’s a good idea for a big-league club to have a little bit of depth there. Had the Mets not signed Omar Q., I wonder who would have been brought in to back up Tejada — Julio Franco?
Understandably, the signing of Omar Quintanilla isn’t likely to excite the Mets fan base. But, it was a deal that had to be done, and was long overdue.