So Joel Sherman of the Post believes the Mets are interested in Kansas City Royals pitcher, Gil Meche who ended last year with a 5.09 ERA which is the highest of his career.
Here’s the interesting quote:
What worries the Mets with Meche, 31, is the volatility of his performance at a time when they have so much unpredictability in their rotation with the erratic John Maine, Mike Pelfrey and Oliver Perez.
I have to laugh. I really do. I nearly busted myself open with that quote.
Think about this: Wasn’t that the exact reason they got rid of, yes I am going to say it, Scott Kazmir? I believe they said he had to volatile of a delivery.
So now they are interested in someone else who is like that?
Oh this gets better and better!
So Sherman compares him to Perez, Maine and Pelfrey with their erratic ways. I think Sherman is giving Mets fans more and more reason to go into next season in a such a panic that every anti-anxiety med on the planet just won’t help.
You can’t blame him for it. He’s right. There is no way the rotation is going to be ready for next season with all three of those pitchers.
What I want more than anything out of these meetings are a pitcher. Some believe it will happen through trades rather than free agency due to money issues. The Mets only have $25 million to spend, according to Sherman.
So what do you spend $25 million on: a pitcher or everything else?
If Omar Minaya can get a pitcher via trade, do it. The Mets have so many holes to fill, it would cost them the entire $25 million to fill them.
Think about it.
The Mets are trying to move Luis Castillo so they can, as I would love and I do believe, get Orlando Hudson. While Hudson would love to come to the Mets, how cheap do you really think they can get him for?
They also need the power hitter for either LF or 1B. Either way, they need a first-baseman and a left-fielder. Plus some extra bullpen help.
I won’t cry if they don’t get bullpen help only because I believe, more than anything else, that the ‘pen was just over worked last year.
I think the Mets need to go into these meetings targeting pitchers and one power bat. I’m more worried about the rotation than anything else right now.