According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, Sandy Alderson said he has met with Frank Francisco’s agents and spoken with Matt Capps’ agent, but cautioned there are probably about “a dozen” options on the market to fill the closer’s role.
“I think we are casting a wide net,” Alderson said, according to Puma. “But that doesn’t mean there are 50 candidates.”
According to Puma, building the bullpen is “atop Alderson’s winter agenda — Jose Reyes’ free-agent status notwithstanding.” Puma lists, Capps, Francisco, Joe Nathan and Jonathon Broxton as potential closing options that figure to fall into the Mets’ price range.
Earlier this week, Joel Sherman of the New York Post said he believes the Mets would be willing to spend ‘$8-$10 million for late inning relief,’ and ‘they are considering if it is best to share that total between two relievers with some closer pedigree,’ such as Francisco and Matt Capps.
The idea, according to Sherman, “would be to have two men battle for