Showing posts with label 2012 Mets Pitching Rotation. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 2012 Mets Pitching Rotation. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Mets are targeting Jason Marquis to replace Chris Capuano

Ken Davidoff of New York Newsday reports that the Mets are interested in free agent right-hander Jason Marquis.

Davidoff writes that the Mets view him as a replacement for Chris Capuano, who is aiming for a multi-year contract this winter. Marquis, 33, posted a 4.43 ERA over 23 starts this season between the Nationals and Diamondbacks before he suffered a fractured right fibula in mid-August.

It could be a good fit, as the Staten Island native will likely look for a one-year deal in hopes of reestablishing his value and hitting the free agent market again next offseason.

Sandy Alderson thinks that Capuano has priced himself out of the Mets 2012 Rotation

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN NY Sandy Alderson left a strong impression that Chris Capuano's 2011 production had priced the southpaw out of the amount of money the Mets intend to pay for that role in 2012.

Capuano, coming off his second Tommy John surgery, had a base salary of $1.5 million in his inaugural season as a Met. But he ended up earning $3.925 million with incentives. And now he could command a multi-year deal with a significant base salary because he has reestablished himself following the elbow procedure.

Asked if Capuano was a goner, Alderson said: “I wouldn’t say definitely. But I know one thing that we have to be aware of here is that we sign a player for one year here under the right circumstances that we not get too carried away with the relationship going forward. There’s sort of a history here of signing a guy for a year, he does pretty well, sign him for a couple of years or what have you and things don’t go as well. That’s not with respect to Chris necessarily, but as a general rule we will take a look at these things from the perspective of today as opposed to the perspective of a year ago.”

The Mets need to sign rotation depth who can compete with Dillon Gee and otherwise be assigned to the bullpen or Triple-A Buffalo.
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