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November 28, 2005
  
Mets.com: Mets acquire outfielder Tike Redman
by: Matt Gelb on Nov 28, 2005 3:17 PM | Filed under: News

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.


39 Responses to “Mets.com: Mets acquire outfielder Tike Redman”

  1. Comment posted by sweetlew on November 28, 2005 at 3:24 pm (#18013)

    I would rather have him than the Ice man, but what gives? Why not use Prentice? Although, if I recall correctly, he is not a bad defensive OFer and would give us some pretty good speed off the bench.

  2. Comment posted by OFF on November 28, 2005 at 3:27 pm (#18016)

    Actually, Prentince is with the Cards now.

    Posted from the other thread:

    Tike Redman is a defensive superstar. He’s been posting UZRs in the high twenties while with the Buccos. I’m sure he’ll be a defensive replacement in the late innings.

  3. Comment posted by Chris in Arizona on November 28, 2005 at 3:29 pm (#18018)

    He had that awesome at bat this year against Looper in one of the many games the pen blew this year

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  5. Comment posted by Matt Gelb on November 28, 2005 at 3:30 pm (#18019)

    Oh, thanks OFF for the Prentice tip.

    Good for him, he had been buried by this organization for two years too long.

  6. Comment posted by STUBZ on November 28, 2005 at 3:42 pm (#18027)

    When did Prentice go to St Louis? Was it via free agency?

  7. Comment posted by fire willie on November 28, 2005 at 3:44 pm (#18028)

    Prentice was a minor FA, a few weeks ago he left.
    Tike has a bunch of sick D catches, one over the wall, on mlb player page. Worth a look. Oh and acc to it, Tike must be a nickname, Julian Juwann Redman.

  8. Comment posted by Nails on November 28, 2005 at 3:47 pm (#18029)

    The real question is, will Tike become Manny’s defensive replacement in the 8th and 9th inning?

  9. Comment posted by fire willie on November 28, 2005 at 3:49 pm (#18031)

    Its good for the mets, he’s lefty bat off the bench and solid d. It just seemed odd to me that they had that in his bro and gave the job to Ice (although can this finally mean the end of the GW reign of terror?) Loiaza to the A’s, better there than DC. Means the OF is set, and the bench looks like Woody, Redman, Castro, Nady, kepp/ah, +1 if 6pen, or set if 7pen.

  10. Comment posted by Sid in Fort Lauderdale on November 28, 2005 at 3:52 pm (#18033)

    A move like this raises the eyebrow about Manny. Tike would be perfect to replace Manny in late game situations.

  11. Comment posted by fire willie on November 28, 2005 at 3:53 pm (#18035)

    Or Diaz and Floyd as well

  12. Comment posted by Erik from the Bronx on November 28, 2005 at 4:04 pm (#18039)

    Or Diaz

    Floyd was nasty is Left last year

  13. Comment posted by brian s. on November 28, 2005 at 4:23 pm (#18046)

    mets got wagner 4/43

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  15. Comment posted by Blackfish on November 28, 2005 at 4:26 pm (#18049)

    Beaten to it. Story is here.

  16. Comment posted by Erik From The Bronx on November 28, 2005 at 4:27 pm (#18051)

    Yea

    It looks like we’ve got Wagner

    http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/5117698

    That’s alot of bread

  17. Comment posted by JC on November 28, 2005 at 4:31 pm (#18052)

    Eddie Coleman just confirmed this on WFAN.

  18. Comment posted by STUBZ on November 28, 2005 at 4:33 pm (#18053)

    w00t! We at least have the NL East this year with Wagner! h00rah!

  19. Comment posted by kap on November 28, 2005 at 4:34 pm (#18056)

    Wooohoooo. Billy W. is a Met.

  20. Comment posted by Erik From The Bronx on November 28, 2005 at 4:35 pm (#18057)

    I Hate You Blackfish!!!

    Every freakin time!

  21. Comment posted by Rich on November 28, 2005 at 4:35 pm (#18058)

    Foxsports.com is saying the mets signed Wagner, This season should be good guys

  22. Comment posted by STUBZ on November 28, 2005 at 4:37 pm (#18059)

    This is why i love Metsgeek.com! All of the news before it even happens! Second to none.

  23. Comment posted by astoriaguy on November 28, 2005 at 4:39 pm (#18060)

    Damn…Wagner…Delgado….I smell a pennant

  24. Comment posted by Nails on November 28, 2005 at 4:42 pm (#18061)

    i put this on a post last night - I’m ecstatic by this news!
    “On the first day of Christmas my Omar sent to me, a 100 mile per hour throwing lefty”

  25. Comment posted by joshK on November 28, 2005 at 4:51 pm (#18066)

    that is a lot of bread, but it doesn’t matter.

    Tike? I hope this does mean that gerald is done. so hard to imagine why they kept playing him. We’ll see how tike does. What’s does all this mean for victor?

  26. Comment posted by dave vitti on November 28, 2005 at 4:53 pm (#18067)

    all i gotta say is p0w!!!!!!!!!

    woot

  27. Comment posted by B-Dub45 on November 28, 2005 at 4:53 pm (#18068)

    Foxsports.com’s Ken Rosenthal is reporting that Wagner has signed with the Mets. 4/$43 — club option in year 5 for $10, with a $3 million buyout.

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  29. Comment posted by Matt Gelb on November 28, 2005 at 4:53 pm (#18069)

    Okay, Wagner thread up. You guys are just too quick for me.

  30. Comment posted by Rich on November 28, 2005 at 5:37 pm (#18103)

    Getting Tike just means defense replacement for Floyd or Diaz. Even though all you guys think Floyd played a great defense last year, he usually isnt strong for his defense so he could be replace in the late innings by Tike. Also Diaz isnt strong in the field either so we have Nady to take over for him.

  31. Comment posted by Todd on November 28, 2005 at 8:33 pm (#18163)

    WOW! Billy Wagner - pencil in 2-3 more wins each for Glavine and Pedro; that would have been the difference this past year. Watch for Tom Glavine to have a great year in ‘06 - you heard it here first.

    I hope Omar passes on Manny - let’s focus on a catcher and call it a day. Another fearless prediction - plug in Keppinger and he will hit .300

    If you’re not excited now about ‘06 you better check your pulse. How many days to “Pitchers and Cathers Report”???

  32. Comment posted by nyleetch2 on November 28, 2005 at 8:49 pm (#18169)

    well i think if you can get manny without giving up milledge you still gotta do it. ( that would be one sick lineup) otherwise yeah- pass

  33. Comment posted by VERNON on November 28, 2005 at 9:37 pm (#18178)

    The acquisition of Tike Redman provides a Lefty/Righty platoon in Right Field. Redman is the lefty bat to join either Victor Diaz or Xavier Nady forming. Look for either Diaz or Nady to traded in an upcoming trade.

  34. Comment posted by Erik from the Bronx on November 28, 2005 at 9:44 pm (#18180)

    Nope….

    ….Nady destroys left handed pitching and Diaz is better against Right Handed Pitchers….

    Redman is a fourth or fifth outfielder at best….

  35. Comment posted by fire willie on November 28, 2005 at 10:30 pm (#18186)

    Diaz is better against Right Handed Pitchers….

    Diaz hit 2 points lower actually v rhp although slg wise that is correct (over 100 pts better). Redman won’t be the starter ever, unless someone else needs a day. Late inning guy for Diaz and FLoyd. Even though Tike is a lefty he also does much beter against lhp. Lets just hope this ends the Ice Age.

  36. Comment posted by Rich on November 28, 2005 at 10:32 pm (#18187)

    Id rather keep Diaz than Nady. Diaz is 23 and has sooo much potential he could hit 25 hrs and drive in 90 next season if he worked hard and played every day with out bs from Willie Randolph. So Im hoping he works hard plays like he did in the beginning of the year and shows Willie up but Willie will probably find a way to mess that situation up

  37. Comment posted by fire willie on November 28, 2005 at 10:52 pm (#18189)

    Tike is from Tuscaloosa ALA, are Gulf states considered Carribean?

  38. Comment posted by fire willie on November 29, 2005 at 12:26 am (#18203)

    Perhaps the offer to Mark Sweeney didn’t pan out

    We can only hope so.

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  40. Comment posted by Matt Gelb on November 29, 2005 at 3:22 am (#18257)

    His presence on the bench would provide manager Willie Randolph with the ideal pinch-runner for Delgado. Redman could run for Delgado and then move to right field, replacing Nady, who would replace Delgado at first.

    Okay Marty…let’s not give Willie any bright ideas here.

  41. Comment posted by Baseball Crank on November 29, 2005 at 7:03 am (#18268)

    BASEBALL: Billy and Tike

    I have to like yesterday’s moves by the Mets. I’ve been arguing for a while that they should prefer BJ Ryan over Billy Wagner, but they simply got outbid on Ryan, and Wagner was certainly the best remaining option. His…

  42. Comment posted by smilesnymets on November 29, 2005 at 8:44 pm (#18435)

    why would they need mark sweeney

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