Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 5/17/12
Chris Capuano took his first loss of the year last night after getting off to a 5-0 start. After going 6 1/3 innings allowing four runs (three earned) Capuano raised his ERA to a gaudy 2.34 ERA. Who would pay 2 years and $10 million for that? I would much rather have a guy like Frank Francisco and his 8.59 ERA and 2.045 WHIP at $12 million over two years! But seriously, Capuano has hit the ground running with the Dodgers in 2012, and they got him at a bargain to say the least. With Alderson not having too much luck with multi-year deals in his Mets tenure (DJ Carrasco and Frank Francisco), Capuano may have been a low-risk, cheap option for the Mets to bring back. He had a solid year with the Mets in 2011, going 11-12 with a respectable 4.55 ERA in his first full year back from Tommy John surgery. Capuano provides not only a solid middle-of-the-rotation arm, but a positive veteran presence that could solidify an otherwise thin Mets rotation. Just think how better off the Amazin’s would
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