Originally posted on Matthew Cerrone's Mets Blog  |  Last updated 12/15/11
In a post to Twitter, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports says LHP Joe Saunders has developed a healthy market for himself, although the Diamondbacks, who non-tendered him earlier this week, are no longer in the running for him. Last week, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic said the Diamondbacks offered Saunders a new two-year contract before they non-tendered him, and rather than non-tendering Saunders, GM Kevin Towers had suggested they intended to either sign Saunders or trade him. Regarding the possibility of adding a starting pitcher this winter, Sandy Alderson told reporters on Tuesday: “The problem with rotation depth is you have to hit the sweet spot. So it’s got to be somebody who can either be a swingman out of the bullpen, or somebody who could go to Triple-A initially and maybe move up and down.” Michael Baron (Updated from Dec. 9, 2011): Based on what Alderson said on Tuesday, it didn’t sound to me as though he intends to pursue a major league starting pitcher, despite the loss of
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