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UPDATE: Mets agree to a one-year contract with Ronny Paulino

Dec 7, 2010, 7:35 PM EDT

Florida Marlins catcher Ronny Paulino misses the tag as Washington Nationals Adam Dunn scores in Miami

UPDATE: According to Enrique Rojas of, the Mets have signed Ronny Paulino to a one-year contract worth $1.3 million. He’ll have a chance to earn more with performance-based incentives.

9:56 AM: Any time you can sign a 3o year-old catcher with a .259/.311/.354 line who was just DFA’d — and who got suspended for 50 games last year for PEDs — you have to do it. That’s what the Mets think anyway, because they’re reported to be on the verge of signing Ronny Paulino, reports Jorge Arangure.

I kid, Mets fans. Paulino is only going to be a backup, and you could probably do worse with backups than Paulino. As long as he’s not making real money this one is more open for empty mocking, not purposed mocking.

  1. sdelmonte - Dec 7, 2010 at 10:22 AM

    Josh Thole’s day is coming.

    Actually, I think it’s here.

    But I don’t think Mr. Alderson agrees just yet.

  2. whynot22 - Dec 7, 2010 at 11:15 AM

    You do know Paulino is a 330/390/490 hitter in about 500 career ab’s vs lhp’s thus making him an excellent platoon partner with the left-handed hitting Thole. Or, maybe you don’t. Good signing by Alderson.

  3. Old Gator - Dec 7, 2010 at 11:49 AM

    Paulino was plenty exciting while playing for the Feesh. When he stepped to the plate, you never knew what was going to happen.

  4. Walk - Dec 7, 2010 at 2:08 PM

    I think mlb must have a secret retirement plan for catchers that takes them through the mets organization for a year. Seriously though they sign a lot of veteran catchers, not a bad idea i guess, a lot of catchers seem to end up doing well as coaches.

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