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There’s a good chance Alfredo Aceves signs with the Mets

Nov 14, 2013, 2:45 PM EDT

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Buster Olney says there’s a “good possibility” free agent Alfredo Aceves signs with the Mets.

Aceves, 32, posted a 4.86 ERA with 24 Ks and 22 BB in 37 innings for the Sox last year, splitting time between starting and bullpen work. Oh, and the minor leagues because he was kind of a pain in the butt at times and pains in the butt aren’t worth it unless they have an ERA under 3.

Which he did for Boston in a mostly relief role a couple of years ago. Some teams are likely to see that promise still and give him a chance. It shouldn’t be too expensive a chance, either.

  1. xdj511 - Nov 14, 2013 at 3:00 PM

    No… just no. I understand that the Mets having a long history of signing guys that can’t play until they’ve finishing serving their suspensions for using banned substances… or people who beat up their girlfriend’s fathers… or people who hit women in the stands with chairs during a fracas… but the Mets have to draw the line somewhere… don’t they?

  2. proudlycanadian - Nov 14, 2013 at 3:03 PM

    My condolences to the Mets players and to the fans of the team.

  3. rickdobrydney - Nov 14, 2013 at 3:03 PM

    Mets deserve that psycho—- he’ll be a great fit with Terry Collins—-yeah, RIGHT——

  4. dondada10 - Nov 14, 2013 at 3:04 PM

    Tampa Bay, which is a model franchise, has proven that scumbags are the new market efficiency.

    • proudlycanadian - Nov 14, 2013 at 3:42 PM

      There is a difference between Aceves and the players signed by Tampa Bay. After a brawl during the World Baseball Classic, Larry Walker said that he saw Satan in the eyes of Aceves. Walker was not exaggerating.

  5. aceshigh11 - Nov 14, 2013 at 3:16 PM

    Aceves is a Grade-A headcase. He’s not worth it.

    I said it last year after he gave up 8 runs in 3 innings:

    “Bring me the head of Alfredo Aceves!”

    • proudlycanadian - Nov 14, 2013 at 3:44 PM

      Why the head rather than a stake in his heart?

      • aceshigh11 - Nov 14, 2013 at 3:52 PM

        It’s a play on the Sam Peckinpah movie title…

        “Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia”

  6. nymets05 - Nov 14, 2013 at 3:26 PM

    This is just the type of guy the Mets would sign on the cheap.Great for clubhouse Chemistry and just the right fit for the Wilpon wallets.

  7. sdelmonte - Nov 14, 2013 at 3:27 PM

    If the Mets are getting rid of Tejada, they won’t take this guy.

  8. danindelray - Nov 14, 2013 at 3:46 PM

    Thanks so much for reminding me that Alfredo Aceves is going to get a WS ring and quite possibly a full playoff share too.

    Here’s hoping FedEx “loses” the ring somewhere between Fenway and NY.

    • aceshigh11 - Nov 14, 2013 at 4:46 PM

      Goddamn, it feels like FOREVER ago since he pitched for the Sox, but you’re right.

  9. chip56 - Nov 14, 2013 at 4:08 PM

    If I had to bet I would have put money on Ellsbury or Drew becoming overpaid Mets before Aceves. Maybe they’ll get all three.

  10. chc4 - Nov 14, 2013 at 4:15 PM

    Perfect fit for the Mets. He sucks.

  11. stex52 - Nov 14, 2013 at 5:05 PM

    Every time one of these attitude-challenged journeymen is linked to another club, I think “At least he’s not going to be an Astro.” They have enough problems.

  12. keltictim - Nov 14, 2013 at 8:32 PM

    So happy this joke won’t be on the champs roster next year

  13. mvd513 - Nov 15, 2013 at 4:47 AM

    Just a step below Nalasco. 5 yrs, 80 mil

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