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Mets sign Brandon Allen

Nov 19, 2013, 1:13 PM EDT

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In a move that might add a little more steam to the Ike Davis trade rumors, the Mets signed first baseman Brandon Allen to a minor-league contract.

Odds are the Allen deal is mostly just for organizational depth, as the 27-year-old has struggled in various big-league stints. He does, however, have very good numbers in the minors, including a .902 OPS and 80 homers in 401 games at Triple-A, and might be a productive left-handed hitting portion of a platoon if needed.

  1. Francisco (FC) - Nov 19, 2013 at 1:38 PM

    That picture is begging for a caption: “Crap! When my agent said I had an offer from New York he didn’t mention it was the Mets!”

    • jfk69 - Nov 20, 2013 at 9:49 AM

      YAHOO!!!!! I am going to play with CANO

  2. jhb64 - Nov 19, 2013 at 1:49 PM

    This will sell allot of tickets. Very exciting news!

  3. xdj511 - Nov 19, 2013 at 1:57 PM

    Wow, as a Met fan I’m excited! No, not really. Another AAAA left-handed first baseman just means that when Ike Davis and Lucas Duda both fail to nail down the first base job yet again, we have a third option to be the left-handed bat in a platoon with Josh Satin.

  4. phillysports1 - Nov 19, 2013 at 2:06 PM

    Hahahah it’s nothing worse then signings players over 35 for millions ugh

    • aphillieated - Nov 19, 2013 at 2:19 PM

      you’re an idiota

  5. mantastic54 - Nov 19, 2013 at 2:36 PM

    Hopefully there is still enough money left in the budget to sign Cano after this signing

  6. phillysports1 - Nov 19, 2013 at 2:53 PM

    Your an idiot .

  7. thebadguyswon - Nov 19, 2013 at 3:44 PM

    Wow….World Series, here we come!!

  8. mtr75 - Nov 19, 2013 at 6:31 PM

    And we thought the Mets weren’t going after big name free agents this offseason.

  9. jfk69 - Nov 20, 2013 at 9:47 AM

    Allen not the sharpest knife in the drawer,signs on after being told they are going after Cano.

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