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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Rumor Mill: Mets looking to Trade Mike Pelfrey

Mike Pelfrey has struggled through Spring Training so far, and Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports (on Twitter) that the Mets would like to trade the right-hander.

A rival executive told Heyman that the "best thing for him might be to get out of New York."

Pelfrey, 28, has allowed 20 hits and 16 runs in 9 2/3 innings with more walks (six) than strikeouts (four) this spring, though the team doesn't appear to be considering releasing him.

The Boras client will earn $5.675MM this season, though the Mets would only have to pay him a portion of his salary if they release him before Opening Day.

Since becoming a full-time starter in 2008, Pelfrey has pitched to a 4.27 ERA with 5.0 K/9 and 3.0 BB/9 while throwing at least 180 innings in each season. He is under team control as an arbitration-eligible player in 2013 before qualifying for free agency.

DD: Right Now he is the only pitcher who has not showed anything positive towards the 2012 Season, if the Mets can get something back in return worth anything, I would have to say goodbye to Mr.Pelf ~

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