Originally written on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 12/29/12
According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Mets are scouring the market for bullpen help. Heyman mentions Jose Valverde, Francisco Rodriguez and Matt Capps as possible players the Mets might kick the tires on, but do we really want to go there? It would have been nice to get a reliever like Jeremy Affeldt, who will get paid less than our own Frank Francisco next season, but it was clear he wanted stay with the World Champ Giants who signed him cheap. Good job by Brian Sabean. The reliever I coveted most this offseason was former Royals closer Joakim Soria who is coming off Tommy John surgery that was performed back in April. The 28-year-old right-hander is a two-time All-Star and was signed by the Texas Rangers to a two year, $8 million contract with a team option for 2015. Soria is already throwing and is expected back in the bullpen by May. This young talent might end up being the free agent steal of the offseason and this was a coup for GM Jon Daniels. There’s really not much lef...
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