The Mets will have to look elsewhere for a pitcher as the San Francisco Giants re-signed Bengie Molina to a one-year, $4.5 million deal, which is just a half million less than the Mets reportedly offered.
Catchers Rod Barajas of the Blue Jays and Yorvit Torrealba of the Rockies might be other options as they both are unsigned.
They also could choose to stay internal with Omir Santos, new acquisitions Chris Coste and Henry Blanco, or farm prospect Josh Thole duking it out for the starting and back-up roles.
None of these options is ideal since none really have proven to be offensive weapons, at least not yet. While Santos performed admirably last year, no one expects him to have the firepower of Molina. Thole needs more seasoning. Blanco hit .235 with six home runs and 16 RBI in 67 games last season, while Coste hit a combined .225 with two home runs and 18 RBI in 88 games with the Phillies and Astros.
Do you think the Mets should go for Barajas or Torrealba or stick with what they have?