Sunday, June 06, 2010

Mets pick-up Catcher; AA-Mets

The Mets re-acquired the contract of their one time catching prospect Salomon Manriquez from the Lancaster Barnstormers of the Independent Atlantic League and assigned him to Double-A Binghampton.

I read about this transaction on the Atlantic League's website.
There's a nice big picture of Manriquez for you Met fans out there.

At the time of the trade he was batting .328; good for 6th best in the League.  In 2009 catching for the Newark Bears, he also finished 6th in the League in batting for the season.

At face value, what's not to like Met fans?  Sometimes trades like this don't even make a blip on the radar but somewhere down the line everyone gets taken by surprise and asks, "where'd this kid come from?"

Only time will tell.  Additionally, after some restructuring following Tony Bernazard's release from his position with the Mets, the Binghampton Mets are still bobbing above and below the .500 level under Tim Teufel.  Maybe Manriquez can bring something that will help the B's be more competitive as a reciever for the pitching staff and with a supposed quality bat at the plate.

Mike  BTB

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