Monday, November 26, 2012

Mets continue minor moves

The Mets have spent some money. No, it wasn't to sign either Dickey or Wright. It was to acquire infielder Brandon Hicks from the Oakland Athletics. Last season with the A's, he hit .172, but that's better than he did in the 2011 seasons with the Braves. Then, he hit .048. In 64 Big League at bats last season, he struck out 31 times, or about once in every other at bat. On the plus side, he's had better success in the minors where he's also played since 2007. In 2012 with the A's Triple-A club, Hicks hit .244 including 18 homers. He played both second and short, making nine errors as a shortstop (290 chances) but none as a second baseman (120 chances).

Unfortunately, he seems to be one of those players who can't continue his Minor League success in the Big Leagues. The fact that the Mets are stockpiling these athletes could be a sign that the team's still struggling with financial issues.

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