The Mets will make it official this afternoon and announce lefty Scott Schoeneweis to a three-year, $10.8 million contract.
Schoeneweis gives the Mets three lefthanders in the pen, joining Billy Wagner and Pedro Feliciano, but with their additions over the winter it is possible Feliciano will be the odd man out.
Schoeneweis allowed only one run in his last 19 appearances with Cincy last season. He also has experience as a starter so he could be stretched out as a spot starter and long reliever. In that case, it might be difficult for the Mets to carry both him and Dave Williams.
The signing keeps with the Mets’ approach of building their staff with relievers to compensate for the questions in the rotation. The money sounds steep for an average pitcher at 33, but that’s the way of the market.