Outfielder Willy Mo Pena is back with the Mets organization. After being released by the Washington Nationals this spring, he has agreed to a minor league contract with the Mets, the team that originally signed him as a free agent in 1998.
Pena will go to Florida for extended spring training and then report to Triple-A Buffalo. He’s been a major disappointment for most of his career. He has monsterous power when he can connect with the ball which hasn’t been that often in recent years. He’s never been a full-time player during his career having played in 110 games twice over his seven season major league career.
I’m not sure what he brings to the table for the Mets. I have to believe that he’s a right-handed power hitting outfielder that will act as an insurance policy in case Gary Sheffield proves to be washed up.