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UPDATE: OK, the Mets may not yet have signed Bengie Molina

Dec 29, 2009, 6:30 PM EDT

Amazin’ Avenue, via Pat Andriola, says that ESPN 1050 is saying that the Mets have signed Bengie Molina.  No one else has this yet, but it wouldn’t be terribly unexpected if it happened.  Last we heard they were fighting over length-of-deal, with Molina wanting three years and the Mets wanting one year plus an option.

If Jason Bay is any indication they’ll give him two years plus an option that vests upon the continuation of gravitational forces or something.

UPDATE: Pat Andriola comments below to (a) clarify that he doesn’t work for ESPN, which I knew but brain-farted into the post via the elimination of a critical “via”; and (b) to say that he didn’t say that the Mets had signed Molina; just that they’re close.  Amazin’ Avenue, however, is still as of this point reporting that it’s a signing, and that’s what I was working off of.

To sum up: (a) I should never post during dinner; and (b) posting these sorts of things often means playing a game of telephone, and we know how that goes.

You may now resume your Tuesday evening.

  1. Pat Andriola - Dec 29, 2009 at 7:00 PM

    Craig, two things:
    1) I don’t work for 1050, I said I heard it on 1050 (from Rich Coutinho)
    2) It wasn’t that the Mets have signed Molina, but that they are “close to signing” him

  2. Craig Calcaterra - Dec 29, 2009 at 7:10 PM

    Pat — I’ve updated the post. Apologies.

  3. john pileggi - Dec 29, 2009 at 9:27 PM

    If Minaya gets this done (after Bay) is there enough left for a starter of note? Will be interesting.

  4. Old Gator - Dec 30, 2009 at 5:48 AM

    Aw hell, I bet you that Molina would rather play in Beirut that Queens.
    .
    Apparently, someone must have told Bay that he could get a decent felafel in Flushing. Maybe it’s time to pass the message on to Molina too.

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