DeJesus nets $10M; Pagan still Met

David DeJesus

David DeJesus

#12 RF
Chicago Cubs

2011 STATS

  • GM131
  • HR10

  • RBI46

  • R60

  • OBP.323

  • AVG.240

The Mets signaled for the first part of the offseason that Angel Pagan likely was out, and that the organization was looking to go in a different direction in center field.

More recently, they have signaled that Pagan will not be non-tendered at the Dec. 12 deadline, meaning he would remain and get a raise from the $3.5 million he made in 2011.

One logical reason for the turnaround was evident Wednesday. David DeJesus, a credible alternative, signed a deal with the Cubs that guaranteed him $10 million over two years. That makes Pagan far more credible for an organization watching its bottom line.