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Mets sign Aaron Laffey to minor league contract

Dec 27, 2012, 1:43 PM EDT

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Aaron Laffey, who spent last season with the Blue Jays, has agreed to a minor-league contract with the Mets.

Laffey has pitched for four different teams in the past three seasons, splitting time between the bullpen and rotation, and the 27-year-old left-hander has a 4.38 career ERA in 474 innings.

That includes a 4.56 ERA in 101 innings for Toronto this year, although with a 48/37 K/BB ratio and 17 homers allowed he didn’t actually pitch as well as that decent ERA would suggest. Still, not a bad addition for depth.

  1. thebadguyswon - Dec 27, 2012 at 2:07 PM


  2. proudlycanadian - Dec 27, 2012 at 2:11 PM

    He started last season in the minors, and was called up due to injuries. As times he was good and at other times he was very hittable. As Aaron said, he is not a bad addition for depth, but you hope that you do not have to use him a lot.

  3. nymets05 - Dec 27, 2012 at 3:41 PM

    This is their big move of the offseason.Nobody should show up at Citi Field as team management is laughable!

  4. jhb64 - Dec 27, 2012 at 4:22 PM

    The mets are a joke!

  5. blockedshotnyr - Dec 27, 2012 at 6:05 PM

    Long-man, innings-eater rotation depth – could do well as a pitch-to-contact guy in the ballpark.

    Still would like to see the Mets sign a nice mid-back end rotation arm to a one year deal – namely Marcum or Karstens – that could be dealt at the deadline for some future help.

  6. exibitsman - Dec 27, 2012 at 6:09 PM

    excellent pick up for the Mets pitching staff he can start or pitch
    out of the bull pen.

  7. jayscarpa - Dec 27, 2012 at 8:30 PM

    Left handed, healthy, and only 27.

  8. byjiminy - Dec 27, 2012 at 9:08 PM

    Shoot. He would have been the Twins’ ace!

  9. mrznyc - Dec 28, 2012 at 8:11 AM

    Sell, Fred Sell

  10. jetstizzi85 - Dec 28, 2012 at 10:36 AM

    I dont know why people act so surprised that the Mets arent making eye popping movies…they have little to no money this season and are gearing up for the future – something they havent been able to do in years. They brought in some very nice prospects for years to come and next season they have a ton of money coming off the books so they can spend. Sandy is doing a great job setting them up for the future

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