The Giants offered arbitration yesterday to Jason Schmidt, who has a week to accept. If he does, he’s effectively signed for 2007 with a salary to be determined. If he declines, he’s still on the market and somebody the Mets would consider. He would give the Mets three solid to at the top of the rotation, and Maine makes four, leaving a lot of choices for the fifth starter.
He has issues like all pitchers, but would come for a lot less than Barry Zito.