‘Good possibility’ Alfredo Aceves ends up on the Mets

Posted: November 15, 2013 in Hot Stove, News, Opinion

By Steven Inman

Photo by CBS Sports

Photo by CBS Sports

The Mets have been very interested in swingman Alfredo Aceves the past few off-seasons. They nearly landed him two winters ago, instead he left the Yankees for the Red Sox. Aceves had a rough year in Boston where character issues wound up serving in his eventual demotion. He winded up getting suspended for a portion of 2013. Friday, Buster Olney of ESPN tweeted Aceves was a “good possibility” to land with the Mets.

Aceves had a 2.61 ERA in 114 innings with the Red Sox in his first season with Boston in 2011. Since then though he failed to record an ERA under 4.50. Aceves would be a good fit on the field for the Mets as he has a rubber arm and they could use another guy in that mold like Carlos Torres. However the character issues have to concern the Mets a little bit.

In 361 career innings Aceves has a 3.69 ERA between the Yankees and the Red Sox.

He won’t cost much in free agency and could be had likely for a guaranteed roster spot. Should the Mets sign Alfredo Aceves?

  1. Mike Young says:

    Steve – These possibilities keep rolling in day after day and still no word fron Sandy Alderson. I hope that he knows what he is doing and not just sitting on his hands “Waiting for Godot.” Mike

    • Steven Inman says:

      Mike if I understand what’s going on correctly, the Mets have been one of the more active teams out there so far in trades and free agency. The problem is the fan base is so hungry for them to make a move, people are freaking out when they haven’t on November 15th. There have been 3 free agent signings and 0 trades. They haven’t missed anything yet.
      They are going to spend some money the question is how much. The key to the Mets offseason is going to be their activity during the winter meetings which is December 9th-12th (24 Days). The countdown clock for that is on your right if you scroll down. Even though they don’t deserve it yet, A little more patience could be worth it. Appreciate the comment Mike!

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