Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Mets Making Offer To Nemesis Smoltz?
According to Mike Silva - NY Baseball Digest , the Mets have made an offer to long time nemesis, John Smoltz . Smoltz, a borderline Hall Of Famer, spent the 20 of his 21 professional season's as a staple of the great Braves pitching rotation. After suffering an arm injury, he moved to the bull pen (2001-2004), where he accumulated 154 saves, before being reinstated in the starting rotation.
Silva is still trying to get more info on the alleged offer.
The Mets are expected to want Smoltz to be in the bullpen, possibly as a set-up man for Rodriguez.
Big question is, does this mean they are no longer interested in Ben Sheets? Oakland made an offer to Sheets, but from what is being reported out there, he isn't interested in the A's, and hopes the Rangers and Mets "Step up to the plate."