One month from today pitchers and catchers will report to Port St. Lucie and the Mets are still looking for arms. They are close to signing free agent Jorge Sosa and are still talking with Oakland about Joe Blanton.
Sosa is 29, which is a good age, and he was 13-3 with a 2.55 ERA in 134 innings with Atlanta in 2005, so he can win. It’s worth $1.25 million to see if he can bounce back from 3-11 last year with the Braves and Cardinals.
The Mets talked to Oakland at the winter meetings about Rich Harden and Danny Haren, but the Athletics wanted more than prospect Lastings Milledge. The package would have to include Aaron Heilman and Philip Humber. That’s too high.
Blanton would presumably cost less.