Beimel Still Has Offer From Mets

The Kiko Calero signing doesn't mean the Mets are done adding relievers. They are still interested in signing Joe Beimel to a major league deal, according to Mike Puma of the New York Post. The contract would guarantee the lefty significantly less than the $2MM he earned last year with the Nationals and Rockies.

Beimel logged 55.1 innings between with those teams last year, posting a 3.58 ERA with 5.7 K/9 and 3.1 BB/9. If the Mets move on from Beimel, who turns 33 next month, they could pursue Ron Mahay.


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15 Comments on "Beimel Still Has Offer From Mets"


5 years 5 months ago

i still do not understand why the phils havent made a call to this guy yet. they have an awful lot of trust in JC that he comes back heathly. i really do not want to have to make a trade for a lefty reliever if he doesnt come back heathly. right now the lefty relievers are bastardo, zagurski, who stinks, and escalona.

John Gyna
5 years 5 months ago

The fact that the market has taken a huge hit, hasn’t registered with these players.

Ricky
5 years 5 months ago

Better late than never for us long suffering Met fans

yonkel21
5 years 5 months ago

So they won’t give a guy with a sub 2 ERA a major league guarantee but they’ll give a scrub like Beimel a roster spot?

Love them Mets.

icedrake523
5 years 5 months ago

Caleo pitched 5 innings in 2008. In 2007, he pitched 40.2 and put up a 5.75 ERA.

Hellobrooklyn
5 years 5 months ago

Is Beimel waiting on a certain team to come a callen? Hoping for another lefty to break or tear something? Its March, bullpen arms are a dime a dozen , what is he waiting on?

If he signs with the Mets ,their bullpen will be good..

Spirit of '69
5 years 5 months ago

Picking up Calero was good, if they get Biemel and Calero late like this on small deals, that will be great. In a related matter, hoping there’s nothing to this Reyes thing. The Mets have no credibility on medical stuff, so, once again, here we go.

Prevention and Recovery?????

Infield Fly
5 years 5 months ago

Hyper thyroid is the issue in question. If it turns out he does have it, this is something that can usually be well regulated through meds, and the person can live a full, active (not to mention long) life. He may not always feel like a million bucks though.

Spirit of '69
5 years 5 months ago

Infield Fly: You are right and we’re all hoping this is all it is. It’s just impossible to trust the Mets when they issue statements on medical/health issues. They’ve created their own credibility problem on that score.

5 years 5 months ago

I’m just glad to see that the Mets have changed their approach to building a bullpen. Last season, they opted to spend big on name guys K-Rod and Putz.

This year, they’ve spent a fraction of what they did on those two, and they’ve landed three high-upside/low-risk relievers in Escobar, Igarashi and Calero on short-term deals. If you want to look for something that the Mets have done right this offseason, it’s their relief pitching moves.

ReverendBlack
5 years 5 months ago

The Mets’ bullpen is going to post some impressive mopup innings this year. Go team.

Ricky
5 years 5 months ago

Forget baseball I hope Reyes is OK as this is a LIFE thing.
Now talking about unimportant stuff like baseball, if Reyes goes down then we might as well fold. Aslo, if this is a Steriod/HGH thing we should fold.

Spirit of '69
5 years 5 months ago

You’re right, getting caught up on coverage as several docs have been interviewed. That’s the consensus. Blood pressure back to normal. Mine, that is.

Ricky
5 years 5 months ago

Sounds like he will be OK

Infield Fly
5 years 5 months ago

I have a new favorite mantra and, hey, I’m willing to share:
“Media hype is NOT my friend… media hype is NOT my friend…”
(Repeat as necessary until the desired effect is achieved).