Yorvit Torrealba Has Padres Offer

Catcher Yorvit Torrealba "has a one-year offer from the Padres in hand," tweets ESPN's Buster OlneyOlney adds that Torrealba "would like to engage the Mets, but to this point the Mets have indicated they don't have any money available to make something happen."  Previous reports had indicated the Mets were turning to Torrealba after missing out on Bengie Molina, despite Torrealba's grievance against them.  With question marks at catcher and in the rotation, Mets fans have to hope the team isn't out of money.

That said, the free agent catching market is bleak: Torrealba, Rod Barajas, and Jose Molina are the most notable names.


20 Responses to Yorvit Torrealba Has Padres Offer Leave a Reply

  1. bbxxj 5 years ago

    Mets out of money? I thought they didn’t have a set budget? This could get interesting.

    • Alldaybaseball 5 years ago

      Yeah I thought I heard they had like 15-20 million left to spend.

  2. They’re $20 million under last year’s payroll… and yet they can’t spend any more.

    What the fluck.

  3. coup 5 years ago

    This would be great for the Padres. But does Torrealba want to be in San Diego?

  4. rockiesfan_303 5 years ago

    Looks like Omir Santos will be the Mets C. But I like this signing for the Pads. Loved watching him here in Colo with the Rockies. Clutch player and good leader.

  5. Guest 5 years ago

    Torrealba would be a great primary back up for SD and could continue the tutelage of the two young catchers in SD Dusty Ryan NOT Allen and Nick Hundley. Yorvit also is familiar with the NL West which should only play into the Padres favor with the young pitching staff and young core players, all around nice fit.

  6. icedrake523 5 years ago

    Hopefully the Mets are saving money so they can replace their entire front office and medical staff.

    • rootman1010 5 years ago

      hahahaaaaa

    • Guest 5 years ago

      I hope they are saving to spend on V-Mart next off-season and Javier Vazquez.

      • rollinphillies 5 years ago

        me too span, cause they’d lose out on those negotiations too.

      • icedrake523 5 years ago

        If Mauer gets locked up as reports are indicating, expect the Red Sox to hang onto V-Mart. But he can’t catch anyway.

        • lefty177 5 years ago

          i’m a red sox fan, i gotta ask though, seriously, how does a Mauer extension with the Twins mean the Sox are going to hold onto Martinez? Just curious

          • icedrake523 5 years ago

            There were reports during the past year that the Red Sox were salivating at the prospect of Joe Mauer hitting free agency. They probably would have had to let V-Mart walk if they wanted to sign Mauer. So if Mauer does stay with the Twins, the Sox will keep V-Mart.

  7. humbb 5 years ago

    “Torrealba would like to engage the Mets …”

    Kinda like “Fred Wilpon would like to engage Bernie Madoff”?

    • Ohhhplease 5 years ago

      I wish I was little bit taller,
      I wish I was a baller
      I wish I had a girl who looked good
      I would call her
      I wish I had a rabbit in a hat with a bat
      and a ’64 Impala

      Sort of like “would like to engage”…I think Skee-lo said it better

  8. fnpadre 5 years ago

    I’m sure other players “would like” for certain things to happen too…but aside from the big names, the market is giving these FA a pretty stern dose of reality.

    Give Torrealba 200-300 ABs and he can be plenty productive. And he’s got a significant amount of postseason experience. Would be a great fit in the Padres minds.

  9. I’m not sure I want a player who WANTS to play for the Mets.

    Bay only went there because he overplayed his hand.

  10. SmackSaw 5 years ago

    Wow. Are the Mets trying?

  11. Michael Duffy 5 years ago

    Actually, as a Mets fan I hope the team IS out of money.

  12. JohnLucarelli 5 years ago

    Any chance the Coupons shut down the spending for the rest of this offseason in hopes of getting a Pujols/Fielders type in free agency? Saving up everything they can in order to beef up any contracts offered next year or the year after?

    Sorry… just day dreaming at work. Lunch break soon.

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