Tuiasosopo To Mets

Today we’ll follow-up yesterday’s post with links to the articles on all of the major league news that came out of the Mariners Pre-Spring Training Media Luncheon yesterday.

But before we start with that, some good news just broke on Twitter: former Rainiers infielder/outfielder Matt Tuiasosopo has signed a minor league deal with the New York Mets, and he’ll go to spring training and try to win a spot on their roster.

I have long held the opinion that Tuiasosopo is a better fit in the National League. His ability to play nearly every position on the diamond makes him a good candidate to win a major league bench spot in the NL, where the bench is used more frequently due to the pinch-hitting for the pitcher and the double-switches that result from that.

We’ll be rooting for Tui to have a big spring and make the Mets.

On another subject, the Mariners have signed veteran right-hander Brian Sweeney to a minor league contract. If Sweeney makes the Rainiers, this will be his third go-around with Tacoma. He pitched for the Rainiers from 1999-2003, and 2010. He’s spent a lot of time in Japan.

Personally, I’m excited about this. Sweeney is a great guy to have on the club and he also is a broadcaster’s dream: he works quickly and throws strikes.


Have a great weekend, and try to hit FanFest if you can!


2 Responses to Tuiasosopo To Mets

  1. STEVE says:

    Go Tui

  2. @THEKID_ says:

    Mets seem to be a mess but maybe that’s why of the three teams said to have interest in Tui that’s the best fit.

    Tui Nation will be watching! Best of luck!

    (Thanks for the info Mike)

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