Originally posted on Matthew Cerrone's Mets Blog  |  Last updated 12/12/11
On the blog, we’ve talked a bit about some of the non-tender candidates that could possibly fit into the Mets’ 2012 plans. So with tonight’s deadline quickly approaching, here are three names that popped up on MLB Trade Rumors’ list of potential players who could be cut loose tonight that might pique Sandy Alderson and company’s interest if they do indeed become available: Hong-Chih Kuo: As far as I’m concerned, this is the grail of the 2011 non-tender class, if Kuo is indeed let go by the Dodgers tonight. Last year, Kuo was a disaster. He pitched to a 9.00 ERA and a 1.74 WHIP over 40 games and 27 innings with Los Angeles. However, even during what was his worst season thus far in the Majors, Kuo showed plenty of strike out potential, whiffing 36 to account for a 12.0 strikeout/9 ratio. He also held right handed batters to a measly .204 average. Taking into consideration that just a season before, Kuo threw 60 innings to the tune of a eye-popping 1.20 ERA, a 0.78 WHIP and 73 strikeo...
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