Showing posts with label Brandon Webb. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Brandon Webb. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Mets Rumors: Brian Wilson, Scott Hairston, Brandon Webb, Justin Upton, Grady Sizemore


Mets Rumors:

The Mets watched free agent reliever Brian Wilson this weekend, and weren’t impressed, Mike Puma of the NY Post reports.

The Mets don’t consider the rehabbing right-hander to be worthy of a big league deal at this point. Wilson, who’s recovering from Tommy John surgery, wasn’t interested in a minor league contract, according to Puma.

The Mets could watch him pitch later on, but right now he’s not physically ready in the view of Mets personnel. “He’s got a ways to go,” one person said. The Mets were known to have interest in Wilson.

It’s believed that the Mets countered Scott Hairston’s asking price of two years and $8MM with a one-year, $2MM offer, Puma reports. One source suggested to the Post that the Mets will find a way of adding an outfielder even if they don’t re-sign the free agent Hairston.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Webb's contract sets the tone for others to sign...


According to Buster Olney of  ESPN, Brandon Webb's deal with the Rangers includes a base salary of $3 million... plus incentives that could bring total package to $8-10MM, Jerry Crasnick says.

That gives teams like the Mets a idea of what many "Low risk / High Reward players" like Jeff Francis and Chris Young can command. The Mets would love to pay anyone of those two pitchers a guaranteed 3 Mil per season since they only have 5 million to spend.

We should hear more rumblings in the next couple of days of where these players will sign.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

With Webb off the board, Mets Market for second and third tier pitchers opens


Ed Price of AOL Fanhouse reports that Webb has agreed to terms with the Rangers pending a physical. This may take Texas out of the running for Carl Pavano, although the team likely wouldn't blanch at adding Pavano to the club.


The Mets market for 2nd and 3rd tier starting pitching officially opens. The services of  Chris Young and Jeff Francis are in question for the Mets now that Brandon Webb is off the board.  Depending on how much per year the Webb contract terms are , it will give other agents guidelines on what they can ask for. Especially for guys coming off injuries like Young and Francis.. The Mets have roughly 5 Million to spend and I guess they would like to spend only that. Most of these pitchers on the market are asking for over 5 Million per season . 

Other free agent options for the Mets besides Francis and Young are Jeremy Bonderman, Brian Bannister, Doug Davis, Justin Duchscherer, Freddy Garcia, Brandon Looper, Rodrigo LopezPedro Martinez, Kevin Millwood, Brad PennyNate Robertson, Ian Snell, Jarred Washburn, Todd WellenmeyerBrian Burres, and Jeff Suppan. Pretty slim pickings, I'd say...



Wednesday, December 22, 2010

2011 New York Mets Starting Rotation: An Optimistic Review


So we all have read that Johan Santana won’t be with us the first half of the season. This is a tough pill to swallow for New York Mets fans and to be completely blunt about it, I’m tired of the pessimism surrounding the New York Mets for this upcoming 2011 season from media and fans alike.

The world is not over! The season hasn’t even begun yet! It’s only December!

For my own piece of mind, here is what we are looking at for the 2011 starting rotation, and honestly, it’s not as bad as many of us think it is. Actually, it’s not that bad at all…


Mike Pelfrey
He’s got solid stuff, we know it and he knows it. Big Pelf just needs a little push over the edge to have the breakthrough year his 6’7” frame is capable of having.
He was definitely the best pitcher on staff last season, going 15-9 with a 3.66 ERA and that is including his horrible 0-3, 10.02 ERA July. Take that month away, and we would be looking at the 11th best pitcher in the NL going 15-6 with a 2.95 ERA.
Pelfrey has already shown that he can pitch like an ace, which makes 2011 that much more important for him.
Already tabbed the Opening Day starter by manager Terry Collins, Big Pelf has the rare opportunity to carry this pitching staff on his shoulders and lead them to a successful 2011 campaign.
Expect big things from Big Pelf in 2011.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Rangers, Cubs lead the pack for Brandon Webb


MLB.com's Bill Ladson that the Cubs and Rangers are the front-runners for former Cy Young winner Brandon Webb. The Nationals who appear interested apparently have fallen back in the running for the former Diamondback.

The Rangers have been looking at Webb's medical history. They certainly have a good idea of his health issues since Dr. Keith Meister, the Rangers' team physician, performed surgery on Webb in August 2009 to repair his torn rotator cuff.

As I posted, the Cubs were looking into Brandon Webb. How serious they are about him remains to be seen. A recent report on Bleacher Nation says that after the Cubs reviewed Webb’s medical information, they were no longer particularly excited about signing him.

The Nationals have been clear about wanting a top-shelf pitcher, but might be focusing on Carl Pavano. Washington also is looking for a first baseman, and is thought to be in the market for Derrek Lee.
After the Jayson Werth signing, there's going to be only so much the Nats can do financially.

Mets wait for pitchers market to open, Eye Garcia as possible arm


According to Andy Martino of  the NY Daily News, The Mets continue to monitor the market for free agent starting pitchers, waiting for the asking prices for Chris Young and other low-risk, high-reward possibilities to drop.

According to a source close to Martino, they have also expressed preliminary interest in Freddy Garcia, although talks so far have been limited.

Garcia, 34, has intrigued the Mets, Yankees and White Sox, among other teams, and is seeking less than the $5 million guaranteed that the Los Angeles Dodgers gave Jon Garland this winter.

He is, however, believed to be looking for a raise from the $1 million guaranteed he earned last season, when he went 12-6, with a 4.64 ERA with the White Sox. Garcia is not close to signing with any team.

Freddy by the Numbers:

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Cubs looking at Brandon Webb, Should the Mets?


According to Ed Price of AOL FanHouse is reporting that the Chicago Cubs are seriously considering adding Brandon Webb, and have been in talks with Webb’s agent, Jonathan Maurer.

Webb has not pitched in the Major Leagues since opening day of the 2009 season. Webb has been sidelined due to Shoulder surgery that he had in August of 2009. He has spent the time between then rehabbing, and appears ready to return to the Major Leagues.

When Webb is completely healthy, he is arguably the best pitcher in the game. Webb won the Cy Young Award in 2006 with the Diamondbacks, when he had a record of 16-8 with an ERA of 3.10. He finished second in voting the next two seasons, which included a 22 win campaign in 2008.

Webb has a home run ratio of 0.63, which is a resulting effect from his great sinker that he likes to use. He would be a great addition (if healthy) to the Mets who have a pitcher's ballpark like Citi-Field.

Prior to his Shoulder Surgery, Webb has consistently gone over 225 innings pitched the last 4 seasons he was healthy.  However, it remains to be seen how much the surgery affected Webb’s durability.

Webb’s Agent, Maurer, provided details of Webb’s Rehab status to MLB Trade Rumors earlier this month…

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