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Ronny Cedeno, Mets Agree To Terms

Adam Rubin reports that the New York Mets have agreed to terms with Ronny Cedeno on a one-year contract worth $1.1 million. Cedeno, the Pirates' starting shortstop last season, will be a backup with the Mets.

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Cedeno doesn't hit much, and he can be a very annoying player due to his frequent mental errors, but for whatever it's worth, I think the Mets are getting a good deal here. Cedeno's strong defense at shortstop makes him an asset - he was 1.4 wins above replacement in 2011 and 1.1 wins above in 2010, and $1.1 million is a bargain for a 29-year-old who can be that helpful. The Pirates at a $3 million option on his services in 2012 (minus a $200,000 buyout), and I thought they should have exercised it. But I'm just a blogger - what do I know?

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