TweetFollow @NYMetsLifeThe New York Mets are out on Phil Hughes, according to reports. Phil Hughes has spent 7 seasons with the New York Yankees and is now a free agent for the first time in his career. He was once regarded as one of the top pitching prospects in all of baseball, but has yet to live up to expectations.
Highes’ career ERA is 4.54 and is coming off a season in which his ERA was 5.19. He is a fly ball pitcher so spending his career in Yankee Stadium has inflated his numbers. Last season when Hughes pitched at home, he was 1-10 with a 6.32 ERA in 17 starts. On the road, he was 3-4 with a 3.88 ERA in 13 starts.
I would have liked to see Hughes in a Mets uniform. I think he would have been the perfect fit in Citi field. However, with the limited money the Mets have to spend, and multiple suitors for Hughes, it would have been tough to land him.