It looks like the Mets have found their new second baseman — Rule5 draftee Brad Emaus.
The kid picked up no less than 4 hits on Thurs raising his OBP to .439 for the spring.
I love the idea of a Rule5 kid sticking with the team. It’s like stolen property that you can legally have just cuz you were slick enough to sieze the moment and steal it.
The last couple of years we’ve had R5 guys in camp but they never work out… Until this year when we may have 2 R5ers in Emaus and Brooklyn/Queens’ own Pedro Beato.
Beato, is looking like a lock for the pen.
Mets would be smart to keep 2 R5′ers because the kids will get tons of press while making league minimum. I’m positive the fanbase will quickly get behind both guys if they make the team. And from ownership pov they’re a helluva lot cheaper ways to rally the fan base than shiny new free agents.
Meanwhile word leaked that more than 1 potential investor walked away from Mets offer after seeing the books.
And what are the odds those books aren’t cooked, just a little bit.
Y’know just a little Madoff magic touch…when no one’s looking… Nuthin’ wrong with that right?