With the Mets unlikely to sign closer Brian Wilson to a major league contract, the Mets are setting their sights on another reclamation project to boost the pitching staff. This time the Mets are kicking the tires about acquiring the services of Brandon Webb.
Is making overtures at Webb worth the gamble? Is he simply too much damaged goods?
Webb, 33, has not pitched since 2009- when he made only one start. Webb has not been able to overcome the shoulder problems that plagued him in his later years in Arizona. Webb has had several surgeries to his shoulder and this month he will have a bullpen session in front of potential suitors to show off how he looks. This is your classic low-risk/high-reward gamble.
In seven seasons with the Diamondbacks, Webb compiled an 87-62 record to go along with a 3.27 ERA and 1.24 WHIP. In 1319.2 innings pitched, Webb has 1,065 strikeouts.
So it begs the question. Granted he looks good, should the Mets contemplate offering Webb a contract? As it is, almo...