One pitcher that was on the Mets’ radar is off the market and another soon will be.
Colorado sent Jason Jennings and pitcher Miguel Asencio today for outfielder Willy Taveras and pitchers Taylor Buchholz and Jason Hirsh. Meanwhile, Seattle will sign Arizona free-agent Miguel Batista on a three-year, $24-million deal pending a physical.
The Mets began the offseason with a stated need for pitching, but so far this winter the following pitchers have gone elsewhere: Jason Schmidt, Freddy Garcia, Ted Lilly, Gil Meche, Jennings and Batista. And, of course, Andy Pettitte.
They were never in it for Pettitte, but the others were under consideration.