Joe Beimel Considering Mets’ Offer

SATURDAY, 11:19am: Joel Sherman of The New York Post tweets that Beimel is still seeking something similar to the $2MM he earned in 2009, but the Mets aren't going there.

FRIDAY, 5:20pm: Joe Beimel has confirmed that he is weighing a contract offer from the New York Mets, according to Troy Renck of the Denver Post. We heard earlier in the week that the Mets would like to add a left-hander like Beimel (or Ron Mahay) to their bullpen at an affordable price ($1MM or less), and it seems they've extended an official proposal to Beimel.

"We've been talking to them for a good part of the offseason. I am still just being patient, waiting for the right deal," said Beimel.

A patient approach to free agency is nothing new for Beimel, who waited until March 18th to sign with Washington last spring. The 32-year-old lefty pitched 71 games for the Nationals and Rockies in 2009, compiling an overall 3.58 ERA in 55.1 IP.


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49 Comments on "Joe Beimel Considering Mets’ Offer"


Guest
5 years 6 months ago

I know Suzysman will disagree with me, but Joe Beimel would be a fantastic addition to the Mets bullpen. It would certainly take the heat off Omar Minaya for the Gary Matthews/Brian Stokes trade. But then again, the Mets rotation is still empty after You don’t mess with the Johan.

5 years 6 months ago

I think I will file this under “too little too late”

Infield Fly
5 years 6 months ago

Nothing’s “too late” the way this team is put together, and besides, the season didn’t even start yet. The Mets are going to need all the help they can get, whenever they can get it. And now that Escobar is looking really shaky, if the Mets do land Beimel, the search for another setup guy could be next on the horizon.

5 years 6 months ago

I mean we can wait and see what’s on the scrap heap at the end of spring training, but going forward new pieces are going to cost prospects as opposed to money. With the hype machine in full effect any transaction is going to start with Mejia and Ike, since it seems like F-Mart has lost his luster…

Infield Fly
5 years 6 months ago

You’ve got a point about the probable cost of upgrading as we move into the season, but between the thin FA market to begin with, and the team’s reluctance to spend money after a certain point, it would seem that the Mets have been heading in that direction all along.

Infield Fly
5 years 6 months ago

You’ve got a point about the probable cost of upgrading as we move into the season, but between the thin FA market to begin with, and the team’s reluctance to spend money after a certain point, it would seem that the Mets have been heading in that direction all along.

MorrisParkMetfan
5 years 6 months ago

Why is this guy still out there ?

Alldaybaseball
5 years 6 months ago

Why is Calero still out there? Both good.

TheFilibuster
5 years 6 months ago

A good deal if the Mets can snatch him at that price

Spirit of '69
5 years 6 months ago

Want to feel differently but he just reeks of Schoeneweis to me. Tell me I’m wrong.

wright_is_my_boy
5 years 6 months ago

thats very true but the difference is beimel would be on a 1 year deal worth about 1 million, on the other hand schoeneweis was replacing darren oliver and making 11 mil over 3 years.. big difference

plus beimel would be a welcome addition to the pen, and would be a nice tag team with feliciano.. plus give the team an extra weapon when facing the phillies

Spirit of '69
5 years 6 months ago

If we sign him I will choose to be optimistic. If he starts giving up late inning HRs they better get rid of him. Remember the movie “Stripes,” when the dude says “I can’t handle basic again man.” That’s how I feel about the bullpen choking night after night. Can’t handle it again man.

wright_is_my_boy
5 years 6 months ago

i hear what your saying, 100% .. but i dont think he will be used in many late game situations … look at it this way … mets vs phillies at citifield .. maine goes 6.. tie game .. due up in the 7th is utley howard ibanez .. if we use beimel here, it saves feliciano for the later, more important, pressure packed innings .. instead of throwing pedro out there in the 7th to face the lefties, then throwing out ken takahashi in the later or extra innings to face them.. it just stretches out the pen even more and gives us an extra weapon

Hellobrooklyn
5 years 6 months ago

Mets are adding some important pieces right before the season begins.. This move would solidify the bullpen. If Escobar is healthy then the Mets have a solid pen to help out that weak starting rotation

Spirit of '69
5 years 6 months ago

You guys make sense. I see what you mean about the situational use. I’ll choose to be optimistic, he’s had some success in the past and if he’s not asked to do a lot then he can be a plus.

Just want to see how good they can be when healthy. I’m over these past three years, page turned. Turn Jose loose.

Guest
5 years 6 months ago

Better than Green.

5 years 6 months ago

You sign Biemel and things get interesting….if Niese is 5th starter…..KRod/Igarishi/Felicianol/Biemel/Nieve/Takahashi/Green or Parnell…not bad and still Escobar can take his time….now if Nieve is 5th starter then both Green and Parnell make the team….still strong….problem is who gets the boot when Escobar is healthy? Good problem to have

5 years 6 months ago

you are right but instead of concentrating on the bullpen the mets should sign washburn for a second starter!

5 years 6 months ago

you are right but instead of concentrating on the bullpen the mets should sign washburn for a second starter!

5 years 6 months ago

who are the top 5 lefty RP not closers in baseball?? is okajima 1st?

5 years 6 months ago

Hardly. I’d take Affeldt, Thornton, and Sherrill over him with several guys around the same range. Okijima is a good reliever, but he’s not the best non-closer lefty by far.

Just_MLB
5 years 6 months ago

if the rotation is spotty AND Murphy or Jacobs is hitting well..don’t be surprised if Ike Davis is trade bait for a starter on the market come June…I can see Ike or F-Mart bringing in someone like Brandon Webb or Cliff Lee, who would have less trade value around mid-season. ( assuming D-backs/Mariners are out of contention ).

If the Mets completely fall to pieces, dont be surprised if Beltran is moved ( Boston ? )

TheFilibuster
5 years 6 months ago

There is a greater chance of the Mets say trading Santana than Fmart or Ike – i.e none. The odds of them trading either of those two is the same as a snowballs chance in hell.

Bernaldo
5 years 6 months ago

With perhaps a few exceptions, every major league team could claim they have “one of the best rotations in the majors” – if all of its starting pitchers peformed “to the level they are capable of or previously been at”. The reality is though, that performances are not always consistant from year to year and never will be.

The Mets rotation is manned by one ace (Santana) while the rest of the candidates are about average or pehaps a little above or a little below, but nowhere near being “one of the best in the majors”.

Cubbieblue29
5 years 6 months ago

Beimel should be good for the mets. They could use an underrated bullpen like him at a good price.

Cubbieblue29
5 years 6 months ago

Beimel should be good for the mets. They could use an underrated bullpen like him at a good price.

YankeeBaseball
5 years 6 months ago

“Among the best rotations in baseball”??? “Three pitchers with #2 stuff”; you talkin’ about Pelfrey, Maine and Perez??? WTFFFFFFFFFFFFF?

I’m not a basher. The Mets are my second favorite team but I’m realistic. The FO dropped the ball big time this offseason by not improving a rotation that can only be characterized (beyond Johan) as shaky healthwise AND mediocre talentwise and in no way remotely close to the best in baseball, such as Boston’s (Awesome!) or the deep and talented Yankee rotation.

5 years 6 months ago

Don’t forget the Braves, Cardinals, and the Giants.

wright_is_my_boy
5 years 6 months ago

im talking the other takahashi .. the one from last year not the new guy

5 years 6 months ago

no he isn’t on the team he is a free agent
this is a good move to complete the bullpen with a decent arm to replace stokes
now can we please spend some money on a starter. they are using money for spots that they don’t need nearly as much as a starter. GET WASHBURN!!!!

wright_is_my_boy
5 years 6 months ago

metsvilleslugger: no, the other takahashi is not on the current team, i was making a point .. i was actually pointing out an example from an actual 2009 game vs the phillies… the night that they put maine on the DL .. they game went into extras and pedro was already used… they had to keep takahashi in the game and ibanez hit a 3 run hr off him that probably has not landed yet ..

thats what im saying.. beimel is average but will be an upgrade because of the division they play in

TheFilibuster
5 years 6 months ago

Agreed

Just_MLB
5 years 6 months ago

where does Davis play if Murphy is hitting over .300 with some pop in the majors…and playing good defense…( major IF )….

I dont see F-Mart having the range to cover CF at Citifield…and if Francour is doing good in RF…he has no position…they might both be expendable…

Cliff Lee’s trade value would diminish because u ONLY get a a partial year of him…

I am talking about the very likely scenario where we have Johan and 4 head scratchers…having Johan and a solid #2 pitcher for the cost of one of 2 potential expendable players is MORE than worth it…I wouldnt trade any SS or 2B prospects…but (major IF ) 1B and RF are taken care of on the MLB level…Ike and F-Mart are expendable..and if they bring back a potential ace, why would u NOT pull the trigger…

Just_MLB
5 years 6 months ago

hmmm…If its Johan and 4 head scratchers…I dont see the mets finishing higher than 3rd ( and i’m being nice )…

i dont want the mets to fall to pieces…but the lack of depth at SP makes it possible…

Beltran/Boras may be looking for an AL team to finish up the career…Boston may be looking for a CF if Cameron is not the answer…if the mets can bring back young SP ( lester or ellsbury ), would u make that move ?

5 years 6 months ago

here is an idea: let’s stop talking what if or at the trading deadline. why don’t the mets just sign jarrod washburn!!! stop with the wang stuff. wang was hurt last season and washburn wasn’t and had a decent begining of the season. he just moved to a hard division. the mets’ division’s offense isn’t all that good anyway.

Don’t trade!! SIGN WASHBURN!!!!!

5 years 6 months ago

here is an idea: let’s stop talking what if or at the trading deadline. why don’t the mets just sign jarrod washburn!!! stop with the wang stuff. wang was hurt last season and washburn wasn’t and had a decent begining of the season. he just moved to a hard division. the mets’ division’s offense isn’t all that good anyway.

Don’t trade!! SIGN WASHBURN!!!!!

5 years 6 months ago

Washburn sucks.

5 years 6 months ago

Washburn sucks.

5 years 6 months ago

Maine and Pelfrey really profile as low-4 ERA guys going forward if you look at their stats. If they could stay healthy then they’d make a good combo at 3-4 going forward, but they’re nothing more than mid-rotation guys.

5 years 6 months ago

Maine and Pelfrey really profile as low-4 ERA guys going forward if you look at their stats. If they could stay healthy then they’d make a good combo at 3-4 going forward, but they’re nothing more than mid-rotation guys.

5 years 6 months ago

The Mets may have one of the worst rotations in baseball! Some how Pelfrey goes from a 5.03 to below or near 3.72? I’ll go with his fip from last year that was in the mid-4s. Most every evaluator has him in that area. Maine has solid stuff, but can never be counted on to throw more than 150 innings. These guys are as average as it comes. Once we get past these two and Santana the rotation is a complete joke! Niesecould be okay, but he’s going to have to grow up really quick in a difficult division and Perez is a joke. They have zero arms ready to claim a spot. Washburn would be a big upgrade over Perez or possibly Niese. The Mets could do a lot worse than giving him 4mill.

5 years 6 months ago

The Mets may have one of the worst rotations in baseball! Some how Pelfrey goes from a 5.03 to below or near 3.72? I’ll go with his fip from last year that was in the mid-4s. Most every evaluator has him in that area. Maine has solid stuff, but can never be counted on to throw more than 150 innings. These guys are as average as it comes. Once we get past these two and Santana the rotation is a complete joke! Niesecould be okay, but he’s going to have to grow up really quick in a difficult division and Perez is a joke. They have zero arms ready to claim a spot. Washburn would be a big upgrade over Perez or possibly Niese. The Mets could do a lot worse than giving him 4mill.

5 years 6 months ago

sucks at what? being better than niese, perez and maine!!!!!
this guy could put up a mid 3 ERA in citi field which would improve the mets rotation so much. he is a guy who with a decent season in citi field could put up around 12-14 wins in a season.
I STILL think they should SIGN WASHBURN!!!

5 years 6 months ago

sucks at what? being better than niese, perez and maine!!!!!
this guy could put up a mid 3 ERA in citi field which would improve the mets rotation so much. he is a guy who with a decent season in citi field could put up around 12-14 wins in a season.
I STILL think they should SIGN WASHBURN!!!

5 years 6 months ago

They shouldn’t look at lowry.

HOW ABOUT A STARTER!

5 years 6 months ago

They shouldn’t look at lowry.

HOW ABOUT A STARTER!

5 years 6 months ago

How’s he going to put up a mid-3 ERA in Citi Field? His career FIP is 4.60 and until last year had posted three consecutive years of a 4.70+ FIP. He is an extreme flyball pitcher and Citi is a pitcher’s park (but not PETCO like some think), but the only position they’ll be getting plus defense from is CF. Bay’s defense is horrible and Francoeur, while he has a great arm, doesn’t have great range.

Signing Washburn would be paying for something the Mets already have: back-end pitching. Santana-Main-Pelfrey-Niese and whomever you throw into the fifth starter’s spot will give you similar, if not the same, performance for a fraction of the price. The time to add a starter has come and passed.

YankeeBaseball
5 years 6 months ago

You and I obviously disagree on the caliber of the Mets rotation and I get the feeling neither of us is changing our minds any time soon… So be it. Regardless, I wish the Mets well.

Personally, I think they should sign Beimel and bring back Bobby V as manager. I also think not upgrading the rotation (with say Lackey) was a tragic mistake…

YankeeBaseball
5 years 6 months ago

I think best case is the Mets stay healthy and get the Wild Card. (No way I see them beating the Phillies for the division). I would have been more confident with an improved rotation. Oh well, we shall see. My dream is another Subway Series…