Showing posts with label Matt Capps. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Matt Capps. 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.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Broxton not signing with Mets, Matt Capps Agent has not heard from Mets in awhile


Possible Target Matt Capps
The New York Mets are still hoping to sign a closer this off-season. And the search continues....

Mets Fans have been talking about Jonathan Broxton pitching for the Mets, but it doesn't look like that is going to happen. The New York Post heard from Broxton's agent, BB Abbot, "I don't think it will be New York for him."

However, some team will be making a happy announcement of a Broxton signing in the near future, the paper notes, since Abbot told the paper that his situation will be "resolved shortly."

The 6-3, 295-pound Broxton, a 27-year-old two-time All-Star, has spent his first seven seasons in the majors with the Los Angeles Dodgers, amassing a 25-20 record with 84 saves, 503 strikeouts, and a 3.19 ERA.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Rumor Mill: Matt Capps drawing interest from Mets


According to MLB.com, The agent for reliever Matt Capps said on Monday that the right-hander is one of his most popular clients, drawing interest from such teams such as the Twins and the Mets.

Paul Kinzer said that he's been fielding quite a few calls about the free agent, including one from Twins general manager Terry Ryan, who called shortly after returning to Minnesota's front office.

"[Capps] is such a presence in the clubhouse and good for a team, and the Twins see that," Kinzer said from the Pfister Hotel, where the General Managers Meetings are being held this week.

Capps went 4-7 with a 4.25 ERA and 15 saves for the Twins last season.

Kinzer said there has been interest from several other teams, including the Mets. Capps would like to close, but Kinzer said his client is open to possibly being a setup man.

"Matt's one of my most popular guys," Kinzer said, smiling.
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