Saturday, December 1, 2007

Report: Mets scrambling for pitcher

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports is reporting that of all of the teams looking for a front-line pitcher, the Mets are the ones working hardest to get one. They made an offer to the A's for Dan Haren, says Rosenthal, but the A's found it to be an offer more suitable for Joe Blanton. The players offered to the A's were not disclosed.

As far as I'm concerned, giving up more than two quality pieces for someone of Blanton's quality is a stretch. He'd be a nice addition to the rotation but is not the ace the Mets need to get, by any means. What's worse is that he would probably cost Gomez, Heilman, and then someone like Kevin Mulvey, which is too high of a price-tag.

In other baseball news, Randy Wolf and the Padres have agreed to a one year contract. Wolf, who hasn't pitched since July 3, went 9-6 with a 4.73 ERA last year with the Dodgers. The base salary for the deal is supposedly worth about $4 million, but the incentives could make the deal worth up to $9 million. The deal will be official after Wolf passes a physical.

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