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Thursday, December 10, 2020

Former Mets Pitcher Chris Flexen signs with the Seattle Mariners

I am so happy for my buddy Chris Flexen getting this deal with the Seattle Mariners after having a tremendous season in the KBO. Mets fans were unfairly giving up on Chris during his run with the Mets. He was called up too early from the minors, kept getting shuttled up and down between Vegas/Syracuse, they wouldn't use him for some of the time they brought him up and sent him back down, and then bring him back up again. He worked his ass off and got a great deal especially since he doesn't have to go back down to the minors without his consent. Chris was also a great guest at the QBC a few years ago. You can see the video down below.

From the NY Post 

Chris Flexen, the former Mets draft pick who spent the 2020 season in Korea, will return to the major leagues on a two-year, $4.75-million deal with the Mariners, The Post has learned. Michael Mayer of Metsmerized first reported that Flexen would sign with the Mariners.

The 26-year-old, selected by the Mets in the 14th round of the 2012 draft, tallied an 8.07 ERA in 27 games, 11 of them starts, with the Mets from 2017 through 2019. A year ago, during the Winter Meetings, Flexen (who is represented by Tom O’Connell) opted to head to Asia, signing a one-year, $750,000 contract with the Doosan Bears of the Korea Baseball Association. That turned out to be a master stroke for more reasons than simply getting Flexen regular reps.

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QBC 2018 NY Met Chris Flexen Panel from on Vimeo.

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