A source has told Dan Martin of the New York Post that the Mets may very well bring back center fielder Andres Torres for another season.
A second straight brutal season at the plate likely means the Mets will non-tender Andres Torres, but the team has not ruled out the possibility of bringing back the center fielder, according to a source.
Despite hitting just .230 with a .664 OPS, Torres would be in line for a slight raise from the $2.7 million he made last season in arbitration. The Mets have no interest in paying that amount to Torres, who turns 35 in January, but could re-sign him for about half that.
I didn’t see that coming, but Martin says it’s a similar tactic the Mets will likely use with Mike Pelfrey after the right-hander underwent Tommy John surgery in May. That is to go ahead and non-tender them, and then try to re-sign them for less.
While I don’t mind seeing Pelfrey back on a minors deal while he rehabs, I gotta yell you, I’d be mortified to see Torres back again. Wi...