Pagan Returns to Big Apple

Angel PaganAngel Pagan, who was drafted by the New York Mets in 1999 then traded to the Chicago Cubs for cash in the 2006 offseason, was re-acquired this weekend for a pair of minor leaguers.

The 26-year-old Pagan, who will bring some versatility to the Mets outfield with his ability to play all three positions, hit .264 with four homers and 21 RBIs for the Cubbies last season.

Corey ColesIn return for Pagan, the Mets sent lanky outfielder Corey Coles and future strikeout machine Ryan Meyers to the Cubs. Coles, 25, joined the AAA New Orleans Zephyrs last season, but spent the majority of his time with AA Binghamton, where he hit .296 with nine stolen bags.

Meyers, a 22-year-old righty, boasted a 2.14 ERA over 33 games with the Class-A Savannah Sand Gnats, striking out an impressive 48 batters over 42 innings.

And now, 70 more people will be able to attend Cubs home games since they've added that amount of bullpen box seats along the third base line at the 93-year-old Wrigley Field.

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Andrew V. said...

Glad he's back.

Might be groundwork for a future trade of Carlos Gomez...