New York Mets: Dave Bush

Bush to Texas, over Mets

January, 30, 2011
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Dave Bush


Starting Pitcher
Milwaukee Brewers

Profile


2010 Season Stats
GM W L BB K ERA
32 8 13 65 107 4.54
The Rangers agreed to terms with right-hander Dave Bush on a minor-league deal Sunday, writes ESPNDallas.com's Richard Durrett. He chose Texas over the Mets and Cleveland, according to the report.

Durrett writes:

Bush's contract, according to Jerry Crasnick, is $1 million base with another $1 million possible in incentives if he makes the club. There is an out clause in the deal if Bush doesn't make the major league roster, but this gives the Rangers most of spring training to evaluate Bush and see what he's got. (The Rangers got him, apparently, over interest from the Indians and Mets.)

ESPN's Jayson Stark reported Saturday that the Mets remain interested in signing right-hander Rodrigo Lopez on a minor league deal, as a fallback in case a projected member of the rotation -- Mike Pelfrey, R.A. Dickey, Jon Niese, Chris Capuano or Chris Young -- falters or is injured.

Mets spending may be in Bush league

January, 11, 2011
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Dave Bush


Starting Pitcher
Milwaukee Brewers

Profile


2010 Season Stats
GM W L BB K ERA
32 8 13 65 107 4.54
Right-hander Dave Bush could be the answer to the Mets' starting rotation void, ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports.

Crasnick writes:

Add Dave Bush to the list of free-agent starters on the Mets' radar. J.P. Ricciardi was with the Blue Jays when team drafted Bush in the second round in 2002. Bush's velocity dipped about 2 mph last year, but he was second on the Brewers' staff to Randy Wolf with 18 quality starts.

Sandy Alderson told ESPNNewYork.com on Monday that his priority for the remainder of the offseason was to add another starting pitcher, hopefully at no more than the deal ex-Brewer Chris Capuano received ($1.5 million base, with the chance to earn roughly an additional $3 million with performance-based incentives).

Alderson still has five weeks before pitchers and catchers report on Feb. 15. Position players report Feb. 19, with the first full-squad workout on Feb. 21.

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BA LEADER
Daniel Murphy
BA HR RBI R
.288 7 37 57
OTHER LEADERS
HRL. Duda 14
RBID. Wright 50
RD. Murphy 57
OPSL. Duda .829
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ERAJ. Niese 3.13
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