Small press release buried by the Mets on Delgado’s Day.
The New York Mets today acquired outfielder Tike Redman from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for cash considerations.
Redman, 28, played 135 games for the Pirates this past season, compiling a .251 (80-319) batting average, with 20 doubles, four triples, two home runs and 26 RBI.
Tike made his major league debut for the Pirates in 2000, and has a .277 (343-1238) career batting average with 15 home runs and 101 RBI in 392 games.
Perhaps the offer to Mark Sweeney didn’t pan out?
Redman was a godsend for many HACKING MASS teams on Baseball Prospectus, but if he makes the Mets, he won’t be starting like he was in Pittsburgh. Tike had a -2.0 VORP in 2005. He’s a centerfielder by trade, which is attractive to the Mets who do not have a true CF other than Beltran.
File this aquisition in the “I’d Rather Have Him Than Gerald Williams” category.