Showing posts with label Chad Qualls. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Chad Qualls. Show all posts

Monday, December 05, 2011

Rumor Mill: Mets inquire about RHP Chad Qualls, Mets lose out on Matt Capps to Twins


Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports that the Mets have inquired about free agent reliever Chad Qualls.

Qualls posted a 3.51 ERA and 43/20 K/BB ratio over 74 1/3 innings with the Padres this season. The 33-year-old right-hander enjoyed most of his success at the spacious PETCO Park, posting a 2.09 ERA at home compared to an ugly 5.05 ERA on the road.

The Mets are weighing a wide variety of low-cost bounce-back types for the back-end of their bullpen, including Frank Francisco and Jon Rauch, but considering that Qualls’ strikeout rate has declined over the past two seasons and he was a disaster as Arizona’s closer in 2010, he’s probably better suited to a seventh or eighth-inning role at this point.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Mets showing interest in pitchers Qualls and Garcia


The Mets are showing interest in Chad Qualls, according to Tracy Ringolsby of FOX Sports (on Twitter). The 32-year-old right-hander posted a 7.32 ERA with 7.5 K/9 and 3.2 BB/9 in 59 innings for the D'Backs and Rays last year.

The Type B free agent declined the Rays' offer of arbitration, so Tampa Bay will get a supplementary first round pick if Qualls signs a major league deal elsewhere.

The Mets talked to Freddy Garcia's representatives at some point before the meetings, but the right-hander is not the team's top priority, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post (on Twitter).
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