Originally posted on Matthew Cerrone's Mets Blog  |  Last updated 11/8/11
Former Mets pitcher John Maine wants to pitch in 2012, his agent Rex Gary said, according to the Daily News.  Gary said Maine is healthy and eager to sign with a team. Maine last pitched in Triple-A for the Rockies in 2011, where he was 1-3 with a 7.43 ERA in 11 games. In five season with the Mets, Maine was 39-32 with a 4.17 ERA in 97 games (96 starts). Michael Baron: Maine was a guy who I always had high hopes for.  He showed flashes of brilliance in 2006 and 2007 and when looking back, he was a valuable piece to those clubs; including his one-hit gem in game 161 against the Marlins back in 2007.  Maine was someone who threw a hard tailing fastball and was at his best when he could get it up and in on right-handed hitters. Maine has struggled with shoulder problems since 2008 and his stuff has not been what it was prior to those issues.  He began to struggle with his efficiency as well, making him a five inning pitcher at best.  With all the mileage on his arm plus his age now ...
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