Mets, Drew Gagnon Reportedly Working On KBO Deal
By Jeff Todd | November 20, 2019 at 12:52pm CDTThe Mets and righty Drew Gagnon have all the earmarks of being moving towards an arrangement to enable the pitcher to move to the Korea Baseball Organization in 2020. Naver Sports as of late revealed the news (Korean language interface); h/t Mike Mayer of MetsMerized (by means of Twitter).
Gagnon was shelled to sum things up MLB activity a year ago, succumbing to the leaguewide grand slam flood considerably more than the vast majority of his kindred pitchers. (11 long balls in 23 2/3 innings.) But he showed an 11.8% swinging-strike rate in the bigs. What’s more, finished 88 2/3 innings in 15 begins in the extreme International League, he attempted to a 2.33 ERA with 7.3 K/9 and 1.7 BB/9.
On the off chance that an understanding can be wrapped up today, it would open an extra list spot for the Mets. The club has three free spaces on its 40- man as of now however could well want another to secure possibilities who’d generally be qualified for choice in the Rule 5 draft.
For Gagnon, this move would most likely be desirable over another season transporting between Triple-An and the majors. The 29- year-old, a previous third-round pick, would remain to get a chance to front a KBO revolution while procuring substantially more than he would stateside. On the off chance that he’s ready to build up himself in Korea, he could pursue other previous major leaguers in securing yet more income abroad and additionally returning for a recharged MLB opportunity.