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August 25, 2017

Transaction Analysis

The Tao of Tom Koehler

by Bryan Grosnick


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Signed RHP Fernando Salas to a minor-league contract. [8/19]

For the past few years, Salas had been a consistent, reliable reliever capable of delivering quality work on the regular. Ultimately, this quiet consistency would be his downfall, as he became a bit too reliable for manager Terry Collins and the ever-frustrating Mets. After coming to the team in 2016, Salas was used heavily by the Mets, often coming in to pitch with minimal rest or in surprising situations. Eventually, he seemed to wear down and his control and velocity suffered as a result. Despite inking him to a $3 million contract this offseason, the Mets cut ties in mid-August as part of their late-season youth movement.

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