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savafan
02-15-2006, 02:21 PM
http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_ylt=AqEx8CpjaeWD51FKkbLnjq4RvLYF?slug=ap-mets-lima&prov=ap&type=lgns

NEW YORK (AP) -- Jose Lima agreed to a minor league contract with the Mets on Tuesday, giving the team another pitching option for its starting rotation.

Lima would get a $600,000, one-year contract if he is added to the 40-man roster. He also would have the chance to earn about $450,000 in performance bonuses -- the same deal the Mets gave Darren Oliver in December.

The 33-year-old right-hander was 5-16 with a 6.99 ERA last season in 32 starts for the Kansas City Royals. He gave up 219 hits in 168 2-3 innings, walking 61 and striking out 80.

In 2004, Lima went 13-5 with a 4.07 ERA for the Los Angeles Dodgers, walking just 34 in 170 1-3 innings. He has an 89-98 career record

An NL All-Star in 1999, Lima has a 5.21 ERA in 344 major league games with Detroit, Houston, the Dodgers and Kansas City.

New York heads to spring training with a projected rotation of Pedro Martinez, Tom Glavine, Steve Trachsel, Victor Zambrano and Aaron Heilman.

KearnsyEars
02-15-2006, 02:47 PM
Bombs away at Shea you mean

Heath
02-15-2006, 02:51 PM
That will last about 5 seconds.

David Cubbedge
02-15-2006, 02:52 PM
What a colossal mistake. Did the Mets just hire DanO?

deltachi8
02-15-2006, 02:55 PM
Omar scratches his belly and thinks
His pitching is fine, but he wants it to stink
Lima-Time is old and reeks
He'll give up taters for weeks and weeks

Bombs away but we're ok
Bombs away at o-ld Shea

KronoRed
02-15-2006, 02:57 PM
Omar almost was hired here

MrCinatit
02-15-2006, 08:23 PM
What a colossal mistake. Did the Mets just hire DanO?
just what i was thinking

Chip R
02-16-2006, 01:27 AM
What a colossal mistake. Did the Mets just hire DanO?
At least Omar was smart enough not to give Lima a major league deal much less a 3 year $24M deal.

jmcclain19
02-16-2006, 04:17 AM
At least Omar was smart enough not to give Lima a major league deal much less a 3 year $24M deal.

nah he saved that one for Mr. Anna Benson.

REDREAD
02-16-2006, 09:25 AM
Lima was probably signed to give depth in case of injuries. Much like the Reds signing Tuffy Rhodes, I'm sure he's not expected to contribute.