Vargas tied for the major-league lead with 18 wins in 2017 when he made the first All-Star appearance of his 12-year career. He faded in the second half, however, and the 35-year-old lefty had been among more than 85 free agents seeking a job as spring training opened this week. He returned to make three starts the following year.
While other teams have been reluctant to shop, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson, perhaps sensing an opportunity for bargains, got busy filling holes and adding pieces late in the offseason.
Coming off a 70-92 season that followed consecutive playoff appearances, NY also signed reliever Anthony Swarzak to a $14 million, two-year contract in December.
Vargas should now slot in behind Noah Syndergaard, Jacob deGrom and Matt Harvey in the Mets' rotation this season.
The Mets may still have one of the best young pitching staffs in baseball, but that doesn't man they can't use some help. He went 12-3 with a 2.62 ERA before the break and 6-8 with a 6.38 ERA from mid-July through the end of the season.
Jason Vargas was never a flashy pitcher during his time in Kansas City, but he had a productive career as a member of the Royals. Discounting those seasons, Vargas has averaged 188 innings per year since 2010. Over the next two months, Vargas had a 7.20 ERA, but he won four starts in September. His contract also includes a club option for 2020.
This massive search led to the arrest of Ali whose DNA sample matched with those of eight victims, including Zainab. The Prosecutor General of Punjab province, Ihtesham Qadir said the man was also convicted of terrorism charges.
While the Pistons are likely to part ways with Nelson after the season, there may have been a longer-term plan in place for Ennis. James Ennis , who was also acquired by the Pistons, will not be available after getting stuck in bad weather today.
The force of the tremor late Tuesday buckled roads and disrupted electricity and water supplies to thousands of households. The Marshal Hotel in downtown Hualien was one of the buildings that collapsed, the Hualien Police Department said.
U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded that Russian Federation meddled in the 2016 election to help Trump win. He was sentenced to a decade in prison but served less than two years after a judge reduced his sentence.
Inc. may have ambitions to compete against FedEx Corp. and the United Parcel Service Inc. with its own shipping business. However, the company is reportedly going to start with shipping goods from businesses that sell products on its website.
This news follows the shooting deaths of 17 students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida (Feb. 14). Friday, the school posted a message on their Facebook page saying, "This is not a drill". "Close doors, close windows".
The Panel is now holding a hearing with the 32 athletes who filed their application at the CAS Ad Hoc division on 6 February 2018. Among them is the short-track speed skater Viktor Ahn , a six-time Olympic champion and a legend in the sport.
Instead, he is recommending draconian tariffs and import restrictions that will increase costs and endanger American jobs. The US imported 34.5 million tonnes of steel in 2016, according to Commerce Department figures .
But when Whittaker contracted a staph infection and was forced to pull out in January, Romero stepped in on short notice. Making his UFC debut on commentary, Jimmy Smith noted in the second that Rockhold seemed content at boxing range.
Arkansas flu deaths increase by 15
The Department of Health recommends New Mexicans talk with their healthcare provider or pharmacist about getting the flu vaccine. Of the influenza A viruses, 89.9% were influenza A (H3N2) and 10.1% were influenza A (H1N1) pdm09 viruses.
Chelsea 3-0 West Bromwich Albion
Conte came under increasing scrutiny over his position in the wake of back-to-back defeats in the league against Bournemouth and Watford .
The all-new BMW X4
The new X4 is being pitched as a more premium auto the starting price increased by some £4,000-plus over the outgoing vehicle . The X4 will have sportier riding dynamics because of wider tracks, a lower center of gravity and updated suspension, BMW said.
YouTube Stars Targeted by Gunman in Home Invasion
A "disturbed fan" armed with a gun entered the home of a celebrity YouTube couple before firing at least one shot, police said. Police say security footage shows Giles searching the home for residents while holding a gun, the Albuquerque Journal reports.
NASA breaks record for pictures taken farthest from Earth
The spacecraft's camera will continue to set image records as it flies by a Kuiper belt object called 2014 MU69 in January 2019. New Horizons snapped these two farthest-out shots, of Kuiper Belt objects (KBOs) 2012 HZ84 and 2012 HE85, on December 5, 2017.
One Dead, Three Wounded in Texas Church Stabbing
Police said the church members had been gathering at the pastor's home every day as part of a 40-day pledge. A 61-year-old man is dead after he was stabbed during a church service inside a home Wednesday night.
Turkish soldier killed in Syria's Afrin
Turkish forces were deployed in the Tall Tukan town of the Abu Zuhur province, in the southeastern Idlib de-escalation zone. On Jan.20, Turkey launched Operation Olive Branch to remove PYD/PKK and Daesh terrorist groups from Afrin.