Sunday, January 02, 2011
The problem with the Mets right now is the financial flexibility they have to fill such roles. They only have 5 Million in wiggle room to find a reliever and a starter. The Mets will continuously monitor the market for the pitchers that are left on the board..
Left handed relievers that are left include - Joe Beimel, Brian Burres, Tim Byrdak, Bruce Chen, Randy Flores, Brian Fuentes, Mark Hendrickson, Ron Mahay, Will Ohman, Dennys Reyes, Scott Schoeneweis, Bobby Seay, Taylor Tankersley.
Out of that group there have been many reports that the Mets are targeting Joe Beimel, Ron Mahay, and Will Ohman. Adam Rubin of ESPN, has floated the names of Tom Byrdak and Randy Flores as possibilities for the Mets.
Brian Fuentes has been linked to the Mets, but seems to be trying to find a closing job or a multi-year deal. So like I posted, "forget it"..
Friday, December 24, 2010
After the New York Mets non-tendered Sean Green earlier this month, it was only a matter of time before a team gobbled him up for the potential ‘relief’ he could offer.
The time has come, and that team is the Milwaukee Brewers, who are looking to reload this offseason to have a productive 2011.
This is fine and dandy to us Mets fans because honestly, Sean Green wasn’t all he was hyped up to be. After acquiring Green in the trade that also sent underperforming reliever J.J. Putz to the Mets, Green only appeared in 11 games in 2010, managing eight walks in 9.1 innings of work.
That’s not to say he was a total wash as a Met, striking out 54 batters in 69.2 innings in 2009, but with his strained rib muscles moving north to Milwaukee for $875,000 this year, it’s easy to agree that the Mets made an easy addition by subtraction transaction.
With an already unstable bullpen heading into the 2011 season, the Mets should have used every reliable resource available, but Green was far from reliable, and once again the Mets are on the lookout for bullpen arms.
One name said to top GM Sandy Alderson’s list of relievers is lefty Joe Beimel.