Randy Wolf: I wouldn’t hate the signing of Randy Wolf. The Mets simply cannot go over three years on his deal, though. He’s far from a perfect addition to the rotation, but he’s suitable and a Top 5 free agent pitcher on the market.
The Mets might be able to swing this one, but they might have to pay a bit more. Everyone knows the Mets desperately need rotation help, so all free agents have the upper hand.
This also could just be a ploy by Wolf’s agent to get Milwaukee to pony up a few million more or possibly an extra year.
John Maine for Corey Hart: Two things come into play here…
1. Rick Peterson is the pitching coach in Milwaukee. John Maine and Peterson back together could rekindle some magic.
If I was another team, I’d have to be seriously concerned about Maine’s health, pitching guru or not. I just don’t think he has the build to be a starter anymore.
2. Corey Hart in LF, Jeff Francoeur in RF. Um, yikes.