The #Mets have signed RHP Jose Valverde to a minor league contract with an invite to major league Spring Training.The Mets said they would look to bolster their bullpen with a veteran arm, and it appears they have.
— New York Mets (@Mets) February 12, 2014
Valverde, at 36 years old, is well past his prime, coming off an injury stained 2013. However, he had an effective 2012, racking up 35 saves and posting a sub 4.00 ERA
This is a low risk contract that could benefit the Mets if health in the bullpen goes south. All in all, this deal has little downside. Another good depth signing by the front office. It seems these signings are their specialty/