Mets Acquire Estrada

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

The Mets acquired Johnny Estrada in exchange for Guillermo Mota, which would suggest that the Brewers are close to signing Jason Kendall. The Mets definitely win in this trade. "Johnny adds depth to our catching situation," said Mets General Manager Omar Minaya. "He's a former All-Star who switch-hits and has hit over .300 three times in his career." Estrada and Castro will combine for solid duo behind the plate, especially if Estrada can continue to put up good numbers. I suspect now that Paul Lo Duca will head to the Marlins while the Blue Jays, Giants, and Rockies will look into signing Michael Barrett or Yorvit Torrealba.

If you check my article from yesterday, it says that the Mets are probably the front runner if Estrada is available. Well obviously people with Mets agreed and this trade should go a long way for the Mets.


Anonymous 7:23 PM CST  

awesome trade for the METS if he have a all star type this year that will be great. Now hopefully we get Johan Next. To make a Big Slapsh

Anonymous 1:43 PM CST  

Only problem is this guy isn't a great catcher. I don't know his throwout percentages, but I do know the Mets are gonna learn what it feels like to have people steal bases on them as pleased. From what I read they are going with a catching twosome so hopefully Estrada won't be getting full playing time. Good bat, bad in clubhouse, bad behind the plate. I think this is an even trade, Brewers got rid of someone they didn't want(decent talent though), but didn't get much in return. Mets got a decent catcher if they platoon him and gave up next to nothing.