Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 9/10/12
Jon Rauch has gotten a lot of credit for how well he has pitched lately. In his last 29 games, he has a 0.86 ERA along with a 0.571 WHIP and has been hands down the most reliable pitcher in the bullpen. But to date there has been very little speculation on if the Mets will try to re-sign Rauch for the 2013 season. I was a vocal critic of the decision to sign Rauch to a $3.5 million deal for this season and he is still unlikely to be worth the contract, at least by FanGraphs dollar values. Currently, Rauch has earned $2.3 million according to FanGraphs and is likely to have earned over $2.5 million by the end of the season. For a pitcher who earned negative dollars in 2011, this has been a nice comeback season for Rauch and whether or not you think the Mets should look to re-sign him, no one can deny that it is a reasonable question to ask. Rauch had consistently lost velocity on his fastball, with his average heater down to 89.5 last year. In April, it looked like the trend wa...
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