Mets Interested In Sheets, Wang, Tracy

The latest on the Mets' search for starting pitching:

  • Ben Sheets appears to be the team's top target, according to Ken Davidoff of Newsday.
  • The Mets have been in touch with Sheets since watching him throw Tuesday, according to Anthony McCarron of the New York Daily News.
  • Alan Nero, one of Chien-Ming Wang's representatives, tells McCarron that the Mets are one of 15 teams interested in the former Yankee.
  • McCarron hears that the Mets have had discussions about Chad Tracy.
  • Remember, Matt Cerrone of MetsBlog tweeted this morning that the Mets are close to making a deal.


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31 Comments on "Mets Interested In Sheets, Wang, Tracy"


cmat91
5 years 7 months ago

close to making a deal like how they were close to making a deal to Molina?

Sampsonite168
5 years 7 months ago

I’m praying it’s Sheets but I’m not getting my hopes up at all. I fully expect to be underwhelmed by whatever the results of this mystery deal are.

Infield Fly
5 years 7 months ago

Mets “to do” list:

1. Sign Sheets
2. Sign Wang
3. Add both directly to DL

Ricky
5 years 7 months ago

Wang is a bum. Sheets is a risky stud.

Ricky
5 years 7 months ago

Anyone but Wang. he’s soooooo done. Mets should sign one reliable starter – Garland and one project – Sheets. Also, please dump Castillo already. Take on Matthews, just make the Angels to eat the difference. Castillo is not helping us. If we do this we can turn the disappointment stove into the hot stove.

cmat91
5 years 7 months ago

castillo is coming off a solid season. i think he has more trade value than that. atleast hes showing improvement

Infield Fly
5 years 7 months ago

The thing about Gary Matthews is he’s fine with defense, but doesn’t really have much of a bat. However, it would be great to ship Castillo elsewhere if it would help us to nail the O-Dawg (I know…there’s an echo in here). We need production (and enthusiasm) wherever we can get it from. Why not get it from a box of firecrackers like Hudson? He’d be great for the team.

cmat91
5 years 7 months ago

i just feel like hudson is heading down the same path as castillo in a year. someone on this blog said hed be willing to settle for around 3mil a yr. can anyone confirm this? if thats true, then do it in a heartbeat

Infield Fly
5 years 7 months ago

Yeah, but 1) he’s not there yet, and 2) he’s got the ability to energize a team. That limping bucket of confusion & injuries called the Mets could use some of that, right about now (or sooner).

JaySchu
5 years 7 months ago

Felipe Lopez is a ton better than Hudson.

Infield Fly
5 years 7 months ago

Not with the bat – and L√≥pez doesn’t bring that energizing factor that the Mets so badly need, either. Still, I do wonder if the Mets have given him any kind of consideration.

Ricky
5 years 7 months ago

I agree 100pct

YanksFanSince78
5 years 7 months ago

What the hell is wrong with Disqus!!!!

Infield Fly
5 years 7 months ago

If it’s crashing write to Tim. He’s looking into that right now.

5 years 7 months ago

Santana
Sheets
Maine
Perez
Pelfrey

Meh..
Not bad, not great.

Ricky
5 years 7 months ago

Yankees dumped Wang for a reason – he’s done. Stinks. Terrible. I hate one pitch pitchers who can’t K anyone. As a met fan, I’m worried that Pelfrey is turning into a Wang type – Big Man that relies on a 95+ sinker. Wang was serviceable only bc he played on a stud hitting team. Forget him

JerseyJohn32190
5 years 7 months ago

I didn’t realize that 3 straight years of a sub-4 FIP is only considered “serviceable”. Does that make Johan the Met’s only serviceable starter? Not saying Wang will ever pitch like that again though, he’s probably done.

R_y_a_n
5 years 7 months ago

The Yanees said they’ll match any offer Wang gets – they clearly haven’t “given up” on him.

Corey
5 years 7 months ago

MEts signing Wang? Would you rather have Wang or Sheets? I have a feeling they will take Sheets. Wang? I’d like to know those 15 teams. I doubt it is 15. BUmmer, as a Cubs fan I was wanting Sheets–comeback player of the year? But, cubs have brought in Tikatsu last year to keep Fukudome company, maybe Wang this year? Cubs will probably settle for whomever Mets don’t sign, but they have a history of taking chances on tired arms, I see Cubs doing it again.

Ricky
5 years 7 months ago

Do not sign wang – bum

Ferrariman
5 years 7 months ago

Wang-chinese
Fukodome-Japanese

To seperAte races,languages,trAditions, etc

R_y_a_n
5 years 7 months ago

Wang is actually from Taiwan.

wabilinski
5 years 7 months ago

I would rather have Jon Garland. He’s an innings eater and you know what you’re gonna get. Wang is injured, Smoltz is washed up and Sheets is unreliable.

Jay
5 years 7 months ago

Gary Matthews Jr.!!!!!!!

Infield Fly
5 years 7 months ago

All hail the outfielder who’s all glove and no bat!

5 years 7 months ago

I’d be down to sign all three–depending on price. We all know what Sheets can do if he’s remotely healthy, so no explanation there. As for Wang and Tracy–just solid depth. If Wang can find his sinker again, he’ll be a serviceable 4 starter. Tracy has some pop, and experience at both 1B and 3B. He would make a good lefty bat off the bench with more of a ceiling than Tatis (I know he’s a righty, but I’m just talking about talent).

cderry
5 years 7 months ago

Mets’ ownership just wants to brag that they have a 6-foot Wang.

sbanks
5 years 7 months ago

it’s all about risk and reward. i have said for months they should sign sheets and wang. if one goes down then the mets still have 3 aces on their staff: santana, wang/sheets, and pelfry/ ollie perez can be very good. just remember both have had a year and a half to rest and wang was a 19 game winner in the AL.

R_y_a_n
5 years 7 months ago

Yea, good luck on that whole “Pelfrey/Ollie Perez can be good” thing. Mets need two starters, an innings eater (Harang-type) and a potential #2 starter (Sheets/Wang/Bedard).

sbanks
5 years 7 months ago

you have to remember both wang and sheets are #1 starter material when healthy. lots of risk but even more reward, wang had a 19 win season in the AL. that’s pretty good. look at chris carpenter in the case of sheets. carpenter looked bad when he got hurt and he had a terrific year.

Infield Fly
5 years 7 months ago

Except that Carpenter doesn’t have the track record of several successive seasons of being injured (or managing himself, and pulling himself out of games), like Sheets does. Carpenter may have been injured and had a few “hiccups” along the way, but once he recovered he was solid (and more), just as he was before his injury. They are two different kinds of animals.My “jury” is out on Wang, though. I don’t know what to make of him, and from what I see I have to wonder just how much of what ails him is in his head.