According to Marty Noble, Wolf is the better option, and he evens goes as far as to liken Redding to Jose Lima.
Inking Redding would more [sic] consistent with the Mets' signing of Jose Lima in 2006. Redding would serve as a No. 5 starter or in reserve. If he were to sign, the impressions Jon Niese would make in Spring Training -- not his ERA and record, but the Mets' sense of his readiness -- might determine Redding's immediate future.Lima? Really? Redding isn't that bad.
But, this is exactly what I've wanted the Mets to do -- sign a #5-at-best, AAAA type starter to push Niese through spring training.
The Mets should just go ahead and sign Wolf now. I still fail to see why Jon Garland is not talked about as an option, though.
Noble also notes the Mets "anticipate a lull" in roster moves over the coming weeks, especially since three of their most wanted players are all represented by Scott Boras, who has bigger fish to fry right now.