Originally written on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 12/20/12
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According to Ken Davidoff of Newsday, the Mets have reached out the representatives of both Francisco Liriano and Carl Pavano in an effort to replace R.A. Dickey. Both pitchers are still available on the free agent market, and up until this point neither player had been linked to any teams recently. Liriano, 29, started the 2012 season with the Minnesota Twins before being dealt to the Chicago White Sox. He was just plain awful for both teams this past season going a combined 6-12, with a 5.34 ERA, and sporting a WHIP of 1.47. He has never really been able to regain the form he had prior to his shoulder operation back in 2007. Carl Pavano spent the last four seasons with the Twins, although his 2012 campaign was cut short due to injury. Pavano enjoyed a nice year back in 2010, going 17-11, but was just 11-18 over the past two seasons with a combined ERA of 5.15. Pavano is 36-years old, and will probably come on the cheap, but he is more of an injury risk then he is probably worth at...
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