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Mets losing more free-agent pitching opportunities

Posted By James Kwasnik On January 21, 2010 @ 5:56 pm In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

Joel Piniero and Doug Davis are off the market as the former signed a two-year deal with the Angels for $16 million and the latter is headed to Milwaukee for one year at $5.5 million.

In addition, Vincente Padilla just today re-signed with the Dodgers for a one-year $5.025 million deal

That leaves Jon Garland, Ben Sheets, who hasn’t pitched since 2008, Erik Bedard, Pedro Martinez, Jarrod Washburn and Chien-Ming Wang among the cream of the rapidly disappearing crop. Cream might be putting it kindly.

It’s high time the Mets management gets off its butts and signs another starter before the well runs dry. There are just too many questions about the current starting rotation candidates to not add another arm.

With Bengie Molina off the market and the Mets claiming they’re going to stick with what they have at catcher, it frees up money to go out and get Garland. They need to do it and do it fast.

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