New York Mets Strike Early By Signing El Duque!

New York Mets Strike Early By Signing El Duque!

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The New York Mets are 5 games ahead in the race for the NL East division title but they are not taking any chances as evidence by their deal on Wednesday. General Manager Omar Minaya went to the Valley of the Sun and snatched experienced starter Orlando Hernandez from the Diamondbacks.

Listed at 36 years old and a proven postseason pitcher, Hernandez was struggling in his first season in the National League. He was just 2-4 with a 6.11 ERA in nine starts for the West-leading Diamondbacks, and was not pitching with a set turn.

El Duque pitched for the World Series Champion Chicago White Sox last year and many feel was the calming influence that allowed Jose Contreras to thrive on 스포츠중계 the South Side, after being inconsistent with Joe Torres Yankees.

He was a key member of the Yankees’ rotation when they won three straight championships from 1998-2000. He’s 9-3 with a 2.55 ERA in the postseason.

Minaya said Hernandez, who starred in Cuba before coming to the United States, could help rookie Alay Soler the Cuban pitcher who was making his first major league start Wednesday night against Philadelphia.

The thought here is that Hernandez...

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