The Mets reportedly plan to try Escobar in the bullpen and see how it goes. He worked out in winter ball last week, facing five batters with success. It’s a one-year contract at $1.25 million, with a $125K bonus “if he makes the Opening Day roster.”
We’re tempted to say, “What could possibly go wrong?” But the Mets need to gamble, and this is a relatively cheap one. Also, Escobar will have plenty of sympathy in the dugout.