Mets, Rockies, Giants Interested In Wellemeyer

2:36pm: Troy Renck of The Denver Post says that the Giants are the favorite to land Wellemeyer, followed by the Rockies.

2:01pm: Todd Wellemeyer told the Team 1380 in St. Louis that he could sign with the Mets, Rockies or Giants. Tim McKernan of the Team tweets that Wellemeyer hasn't talked to the Cardinals and doesn't expect to return to St. Louis (Hat Tip: Bart Hubbuch).

MLBTR reported earlier this week that the Phillies and D'Backs expressed interest in Wellemeyer, along with the Rockies. The 31-year-old pitched to a 5.89 ERA in 122.1 innings last year, with sub-par rate stats: 5.7 K/9 and 4.2 BB/9.


52 Responses to Mets, Rockies, Giants Interested In Wellemeyer Leave a Reply

  1. mikestl 5 years ago

    Thank God!

  2. Infield Fly 5 years ago

    Wellemeyer? OK, NOW I’m scared!

  3. Infield Fly 5 years ago

    If the Mets do land him this is the rotation I foresee:

    1. Johan
    2. #4 starter
    3. #4 starter
    4. #5 starter
    5. #5 starter

    Yeah….that’ll work.

  4. joshamaral 5 years ago

    Chances he’s good without Dave Duncan?

    • Infield Fly 5 years ago

      I’d say zero — or less. I’m going with “less.”

    • rayking 5 years ago

      last year, he was horrible WITH Dave Duncan. It can only go downhill from there, and his fluky 2008 will be the distant past. I can’t imagine him getting anything more than a minor league deal.

      • Infield Fly 5 years ago

        Yes he WAS!
        The thing I’m worried about is: sure he’d get a minor league deal, but as the Mets have pretty much nothing else in the house, what’s to stop him from taking a spot in the rotation?

  5. mochajoe 5 years ago

    I would imagine it would be on a minor league deal

  6. JohnLucarelli 5 years ago

    We’re not going to sign him to play baseball are we?

    • KeithLawSucksInStl 5 years ago

      If by baseball you mean throwing bullpen sessions, then yes.

  7. Guest 5 years ago

    Three teams with hitters parks are in on him?

    • Fredschickenshack 5 years ago

      mets isnt a hitters park at all lol …. his best bet is coming to ny if he wants to get some pitching time with the questions in the rotation..if he goes to san fran with tim, cain zito sanchez..gonna be alot harder for him.

    • dodgers_suck 5 years ago

      san francisco is a hitters park? have you been there? i agree with rayking in that i’d be really surprised if he got more than a minor league contract. but he’s like a lot of guys, he walks too many hitters. if he was pitching in san francisco his HR’s would be lower than his 19 that he gave up last year and his era would drop. if he shows more control he could be a decent #4 or #5 starter. especially in san francisco.

      • Guest 5 years ago

        Colorado, Philly, and Arizona?

        • Fredschickenshack 5 years ago

          what does philly and arizona have to do with this ?….. if you didnt know the giants are from san fran… the mets are from new york.. not philly or arizona.

          • Suzysman 5 years ago

            Did you read the thing?

            “MLBTR reported earlier this week that the Phillies and D’Backs expressed interest in Wellemeyer”

        • dodgers_suck 5 years ago

          it says they were mentioned earlier this week but the article is about the giants,rockies and mets. with the giants leading over the rockies. did you not read that?

          • Guest 5 years ago

            Because favorite means definite?

          • dodgers_suck 5 years ago

            it says that the Phillies, Diamondbacks, and Rockies expressed interest at various points. doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re showing interest now. the dodgers showed interest in pineiro as well. just because a team shows interest in somebody doesn’t mean that they’re in any talks to sign him. but, most likely when the article says that the giants are the favorite to land wellemeyer i would assume he’s most like going to sign with them.

          • Guest 5 years ago

            Who was the favorite to sign Kevin Gregg?

            Better yet.

            “2:36pm: Troy Renck of The Denver Post says that the Giants are the favorite to land Wellemeyer, followed by the Rockies.”

            What exactly does that mean?

          • rockiesfan_303 5 years ago

            it also does not necessarily mean that they are not interested still, or could re-emerge. I would feel better with Welle coming into ARZ on a minor league deal because I am worried about Buckner at the 5 spot, and if nothing else, its someone who could push Buckner to prove himself in camp.

            As far as the Rockies I see this as a long reliever contender along with Tim Redding to maybe have an outside shot at long relief, but likely pitching in the Springs getting ready in case Francis or Cook go down again, or if De La Rosa and Hammel can’t repeat strong 2009 seasons. The Rockies could definetely use insurance, but I hope they add Beimel to the pen instead of relying on Flores for that LH out of the pen.

            As for the Mets, it’s something. I doubt he will get anything more than a minor league deal. Likely to the Giants to push Bumgarner to improve himself during camp.

  8. riotmute 5 years ago

    I want to support Wellemeyer as he seems like a good character but his comments after horrible starts really started to get to me “I thought my stuff was better than the results” “A couple bad pitches and it got out of control” “Sometimes your stuff just doesn’t work”

    • Infield Fly 5 years ago

      I know that attitude. The Mets had their fill of it back when Duaner Sánchez was in the house. Definitely don’t need any reruns.

    • KeithLawSucksInStl 5 years ago

      Or, “My last start was rough, but after throwing in the bullpen I feel great”… puh-leeze

  9. icedrake523 5 years ago

    So I take it the Mets have no interest in making the team better anymore?

    • Fredschickenshack 5 years ago

      i think by not signing him would make the team better… this guy will only hurt whatever team he signs with hahhaahaaaa

  10. wright_is_my_boy 5 years ago

    “the Giants are the favorite to land Wellemeyer, followed by the Rockies.”

    best news of the offseason for met fans

  11. bharsh 5 years ago

    Jeez, another bottom feeder for the Giants… Great :rolleyes:

  12. MorrisParkMetfan 5 years ago

    The Mets are a joke I am a die hard Met fan and this is the first time I am not excited for baseball season to begin I feel bad for Johan and Beltran the most they are not getting younger and who knows when they will win a ring

    • Infield Fly 5 years ago

      You know, it’s funny, as competitive as it is to score opening day tickets, I somehow manage to pull it off every year. This year I ain’t tryin’ so hard.

    • Fredschickenshack 5 years ago

      We’ll never win with the omar or the wilpons.. they need to sell the team to someone who knows baseball.. omars just an idiot.. one of the worst gms ive ever seen, pull off some of the most rediculous trades in history hes a joke…. honestly alot of people may disagree with me but im all for trading santana and some guys at the end of the season and getting some prospects before they get to old.. bc were clearly never going to win with this bunch they just dont mesh well together and its sad.

      • Infield Fly 5 years ago

        I hear you, but to me? Get the Wilpons to sell – to an owner with some vision – and with time the rest starts falling into place.

        If it’s all the same to you, I’d rather not contemplate life without Johan. There’s few enough reasons to watch games as it is. I just can’t stand to lose another!

        • Guest 5 years ago

          The Wilpons will not sell that Franchise anytime soon. That Stadium is going to bring in tons of cash.

          • Infield Fly 5 years ago

            “That Stadium is going to bring in tons of cash.”

            Actually I wonder about that. I spoke to a staff member last season who said that there’s some concern about that because even fans with ticket plans had stopped attending. Correspondingly, concessions sales (where they make the real money) were way down. So, assuming that’s true, and even though it’ll be a brand new season, if the quality of play does not significantly improve, not a lot of money’s going to be pouring in for the foreseeable future.

  13. Holy_Roman_Emperor 5 years ago

    So what could the Mets rotation be:

    -Johan “I’m not really an ace anymore” Santana
    -Mike “I’m just as tall but not as good as Wainwright or Carpenter” Pelfrey
    -Oliver “Look Ma, I kept my ERA under 10″ Perez
    -Fernando “I only last 3 innings” Nieve
    -Todd “I have no trapezus muscles and I’m legally going to change my last name to ‘woefulmeyer,'” Wellemeyer
    -John “I actually wish I was back in Baltimore” Maine
    – Josh “I eat innings more painfully than anyone not named Claudio Vargas” Fogg
    – Nelson “I get figueroaed out by the 2nd inning” Figueroa
    – Jon “at least my name is not Adam Loewen” Niese
    – Alay “I am from Cuba and once I threw a shutout” Soler

    • Fredschickenshack 5 years ago

      haha i liked figueroas name ….. but santana, not really an ace… lol alright thats dumb, i dont think anyone in baseball would say anything bad about santana.

    • Infield Fly 5 years ago

      Actually for Mike Pelfrey it should be: “I balk for a living.”

    • Suzysman 5 years ago

      Just think. Johan wanted out of Minnesota because he felt they were not dedicated to winning as they surrounded him with question marks and scrubs.

      Two years and 1 game short of two Twins playoff appearances later, Santana finds himself surrounded by that motley crew.

  14. CardinalsOwn 5 years ago

    I feel bad for whoever gets wellemeyer.

  15. I’m really not excited to see Wellemeyer looking to go to the Giants, we have young pitchers in our organization who could fill the 5th spot.

    MLBTR though, should be really excited, great shout out to you guys in the Denver Post!

  16. Matt Cool 5 years ago

    Wellemyer would be another nice reclamation project for the Marlins.

    • Holy_Roman_Emperor 5 years ago

      There would have to be something worth reclaiming………………

  17. ShadowDude 5 years ago

    Yeah, and Era of 6, Lets go get him!!

  18. 33yankeesfan33 5 years ago

    what are the mets doing they obviously need pitching and they’ve done nothing. That’s why met fans hate the yankees. Cuz the yankees get what they need right away. The mets however are a joke with omar, their screwed again this year. A pitiful offseason on Omar’s part.

  19. Infield Fly 5 years ago

    I don’t know…doesn’t really sound like he’s ready, from the interview I saw (Mets Hot Stove).
    See it yet?

  20. Infield Fly 5 years ago

    Well for me the good vibes were over the minute I heard him say, “I was pitching fine” or “My stuff was good,” after giving up a bunch of runs. As “riotmute” says, that kind of cop-out answer really turns a fan off. At the end of his tenure I was ready to pack up his locker and escort him to the airport myself.

  21. Suzysman 5 years ago

    “RUMORS are just that, RUMORS.”

    So, under your theory, we should go under the assumption that no team is interested in Wellemeyer (or anyone else for that matter) unless a team specifically says they really want him?

    Seriously, let me ask you, what the heck do you suppose we talk about on a website devoted to “RUMORS” if “RUMORS” are off limit? The art of stain removal?

    And while we’re at it let me ask you this. What exactly is the problem when a poster talks about 3 of the 5 teams mentioned in the article? Would you rather he go into a 2K word rant about how the Yankees will sign Carl Crawford next offseason like so many of the other topics out there? Really, of all the posts to attempt to find fault in, you people picked one that is actually ON TOPIC to try and claim irrelevance?

  22. Infield Fly 5 years ago

    Yeah he did, but what I was referring to was a “taking his place in the rotation,” kind of readiness. Also I should clarify that I’m getting that not just from the interview but from various other reports as well. What are you hearing?

  23. Suzysman 5 years ago

    Thank you for the lessen in the obvious.

    Now getting back to my point,

    1) What are we to talk about on a site devoted to rumors if rumors are off limits? It doesnt matter if 99% end up false; the entire point of this site is rumors – its in the dang name of the page.

    2) What is wrong with a guy posting something about 3 of the 5 names we were told to talk about with regard to this topic?

  24. Infield Fly 5 years ago

    Return likely? Ey…I’ll take it.

    “Question marks down the line and not a single thing done to improve it”

    What disturbs me more is what may actually lie ahead. In line with one of your pet gripes, just about anybody who can draw a breath is taking the opportunity to throw the entire Mets organization under the bus — when the front office isn’t hamstringing itself with its own antics. Already this is taking its toll on the team’s ability to attract decent talent, so what does this bode for future attempts to improve the team when more desirable options become available? We could very well be heading for an extended period during which few, if any, coveted players will want to go to Queens, and if so, the Mets will have no choice but to overpay to get who they want. I recommend the Wilpons get ready to suck it up – then pony up.

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