Monday, July 25, 2011

Michael Fulmer Finally Signs Contract

According to Jim Callis of Baseball America,
Supplemental first-rounder Michael Fulmer Tweeted (via @MFulmer12) on June 23 that he had reached an agreement with the Mets. Nearly a month later, he officially signed with the team for $937,500.
Fulmer signed for $160,800 above the slotted amount for his draft position. Unfortunately, Callis doesn't reveal the cause of the delay.

Now the Mets need to ink Nimmo and Verrett, and they'll have signed their top ten 2011 draft picks.

☛ Dimming Met fans day was the team's play against Florida. Bobby Parnell showed he has a ways to go before he can be counted on as a closer after giving up both the game-tying and game-winning hits in the same inning.

With regard to Logan Morrison's game-tying four-bagger, after the game Parnell said “I wanted to bounce it off the plate, and I just didn’t get it down there.” He added, “It was just the wrong pitch in the wrong situation.”

The pitch bounced alright, but off Morrison's bat and over the centerfield fence. The blast tied the game. Then, John Buck slammed another Parnell pitch for the game-winning double, giving the Mets their sixth loss in the last 10 games and dropping them below .500.

☛ Fortunately for Mets fans, Juan Lagares' play eased some of the pain from the New York Mets defeat. In his second game for Binghamton since his promotion from St. Lucie where he hit .339 with an .876 OPS, the 22-year-old outfielder went 5 for 5 with two doubles and a triple, increasing his total base count to 10.

Lagares has been in the Mets organization since 2006.

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