Showing posts with label Starting Pitcher Market. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Starting Pitcher Market. Show all posts

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Mets remain patient for another starter, mull Dickey extension


In the quest to find another starter, the Mets remain patient and wait for prices to drop according to Andy Martino of the NY Daily News.

Even though the Mets have been linked to Chris Young and  Jeff Francis recently,  but team officials have reported, "nothing imminent" for any starters at this point.

The Mets have interest in Francis , but six other teams do too.  Despite the mutual interest between the team and Young, and discussions this month with Jeff Francis, the team source said Thursday, “I would be careful about attaching any specific names to us at this point (but) wouldn’t eliminate any of the names by any means.”

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Mets will not pay another starter more than $1.5 MIllion


According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the Mets don’t want to pay another starting pitcher more than Chris Capuano, who was signed to an incentive-laden deal by the club earlier this week.

Capuano will earn a base salary of $1.5 million with the Mets this season. The left-hander could make an additional $3 million if he reaches certain benchmarks for starts and innings pitched.

If  Rubin’s sources are correct, this would seem to rule out the Mets for free agent left-hander Jeff Francis, who has received interest from multiple teams this offseason.

Chris Young is one possible alternative, but the club denied a report by Buster Olney of ESPN.com earlier this week that claimed he was offered a contract with a guaranteed base salary that exceeded $1 million.

Still Young seems to be a realistic option for the Mets. Not only will he be perfect for Citi-Field, but has ties with the front office.

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...



Tuesday, December 21, 2010

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:

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