8:08pm: Hubbuch is a liar and has since changed his blog post to indicate that the Mets have actually just offered Escobar a minor league deal; they haven't signed him. So, our bad for believing anything Hubbuch writes. Love ya, Bart!
Per Bart Hubbuch the Mets have
signed offered Kelvim Escobar to a minor league deal. Escobar was great in 2006 -- 4.6 WAR -- and 2007 -- 5.2 WAR -- but missed all of 2008 and pitched just five innings last year. Not a bad low-risk high-reward signing, and it should definitely make up for not getting John Lackey or Roy Halladay.