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New York Mets Hot Stove Moves Overview

Mike SteffanosSaturday, February 4, 2006
By Mike Steffanos

This week I took a look at all of the significant moves that Mets GM Omar Minaya made during this off-season. For your convenience, here is a list of all 5 parts and the transactions they covered.

New York Mets Hot Stove Moves, Part 1
11/9/2005 - Signed LHP Matt Perisho to a minor-league contract
11/15/2005 - Declined options on Felix Heredia and Kaz Ishii
11/18/2005 - Traded Mike Cameron to the San Diego Padres for Xavier Nady
11/24/2005 - Traded 1B Mike Jacobs, RHP prospect Yusmeiro Petit and INF prospect Grant Psomas to the Florida Marlins for 1b Carlos Delgado and cash.

New York Mets Hot Stove Moves, Part 2
11/28/2005 - Acquired OF Tike Redman from the Pirates for cash
11/29/2005 - Signed free agent closer Billy Wagner to a 4-year deal
12/5/2005 - Traded prospects OF Dante Brinkley and RHP Gaby Hernandez to the Marlins for C Paul Lo Duca.

New York Mets Hot Stove Moves, Part 3
12/8/2005 - Selected RHP Mitch Wylie from the San Francisco Giants Triple-A Fresno roster in the Rule 5 Draft.
12/8/2005 - Signed free agent INF Jose Valentin to a 1-year, $900,000 contract
12/9/2005 - Signed free agent 1B Julio Franco to a 2-year, $2 million contract
12/14/2005 - Signed LHP Matt Perisho, INF Juan Tejada, C Sandy Martinez and OF Julio Ramirez to Minor League contracts with invitations to Spring Training.
12/14/2005 - Signed LHP Darren Oliver, RHP Jose Parra and LHP Pedro Feliciano to Minor League contracts with invitations to Spring Training; Released LHP Kazuhisa Ishii.
12/23/2005 - Signed OF Endy Chavez (Non-tendered by the Phillies) to a one-year contract.
12/23/2005 - Signed RHP Chad Bradford (Non-tendered by the Red Sox) to a one-year $1.4 million contract.
1/4/2006 - Signed INF Bret Boone to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training.

New York Mets Hot Stove Moves, Part 4
1/4/2006 - Traded RHP Jae Seo and LHP Tim Hamulack to the Dodgers for RHP Duaner Sanchez and RHP Steve Schmoll.
1/10/2006 - Signed Mike Pelfrey, their first round pick in the 2005 amateur draft, to a 4-year deal.
1/18/2006 - Signed free agent Japanese RHP Yusaku Iriki to a 1-year, $1 million contract.

New York Mets Hot Stove Moves, Part 5
1/21/2006 - Traded RHP Kris Benson to the Orioles for RHP Jorge Julio and RHP John Maine.
********** Summing up the off-season

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