5:35pm: Foxsports.com's Ken Rosenthal tweets that the Mets continue to talk with Beimel, while other clubs remain in the mix.
9:25 am: The Rockies expressed interest in free agent lefty Joe Beimel, reports Troy E. Renck of the Denver Post. Southpaw Franklin Morales is slated to close while Huston Street is out with a shoulder injury, creating an opening in left-handed relief.
Beimel, 33 in April, posted a 3.58 ERA, 5.7 K/9, and 3.1 BB/9 in 55.3 innings for the Nationals and Rockies last year. The excellent FanGraphs splits pages show us that Beimel still handles lefties quite well, but had home run problems against them last year. He is not to be used against righties.
Today is the one-year anniversary of Beimel's one-year, $2MM deal with Washington, so he's not afraid to wait for the right situation. At the trade deadline the Nats traded Beimel and cash to Colorado for Robinson Fabian and Ryan Mattheus. The Rockies chose not to offer arbitration to Beimel on December 1st. Last we heard Beimel received an offer from the Mets in recent weeks.