(Flushing, NY) In their quest to infuse the organization with grit and toughness, the Mets signed 16 year-old Juan Urbina as an international free agent last Wednesday. Juan, of course, is the son of Ugueth Urtaín Urbina, the former big league pitcher with two All-Star appearances and a World Series ring under his belt.
”I’m pleased to know that Omar Minaya and the Mets recognized the values I passed along to my son. Grit, determination, and a ‘take no crap from no one’ scrappy attitude” Urbina said through prison bars.
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In related news, the Mets have received a commitment from 3-year old Xiroibma Burgos, the toddler son of former Royals and Mets pitcher Ambiorix Burgos. Local scouts feel Xiroibma is showing early signs of a strong backhand, used frequently on his two year old cousin Lucy. Mets scouts have also been seen recently at Newtown Edgemont Little League in Pennsylvania, scouting W.B. Myers, the son of Brett Myers.
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“Filling the talent pipeline with tough, feisty players is a priority for us,” said Omar Minaya. “We’ve maybe lacked that certain element, that aggresiveness that translates from their personal lives out to the field.”