Monday, December 28, 2009

Kelvim Escobar

The New York Mets signing of pitcher Kelvim Escobar to a one-year deal officially means the end of his six-year tenure in Anaheim - he has missed all of the last two years, except for one start in 2009, but was underrated part of the Angels rotation in his three healthy seasons in 2004, 2006 and 2007.

The Mets probably don't know what they are getting in Escobar - but they are hoping he gets in a full season in the Major Leagues, either as a starter or a reliever.

I took the picture at an appearance he made at a Orange County, California auto dealership - the last time I got his autograph was this past year in spring training, when he was driving out of the Angels' complex in Tempe Arizona and was stopped by some acquaintances to talk.

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