Juan Padilla Re-Signed to Minor League Deal...
This isn't a big surprise...the Mets had planned to keep him in some way. Juan is a gamer and IMO he would accept an assignment to AAA if it were best for the team. Good guy to have in the Minors in case one of our relievers either breaks down or flat out goes bust. Padilla used to be able to pitch long relief, but with his history of arm problems the past two years, I doubt he'd be able to, unfortunately. If by some miracle he could, IMO he'd be a slam dunk to take Sele's roster spot.
"They put me in the Hall of Fame? They must really be scraping the bottom of the barrel!"
-Eppa Rixey, upon learning of his induction to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Motafy (MO-ta-fy) vt. -fied, -fying 1. For a pitcher to melt down in a big game situation; to become like Guillermo Mota. 2. The transformation of a good pitcher into one of Guillermo Mota's caliber.