Mets Notes: Santana, Millwood, Westbrook, Beltran

While we ponder if the Jerry Seinfeld/Lady Gaga feud will reach the heights of Seinfeld's rivalry with Newman, here are a few news items concerning the Big Apple's NL side…

  • Bob Klapisch of FOXSports.com wonders if the Mets should be worried about Johan Santana given a few shaky starts and some declining peripheral numbers.  Klapisch notes that the Mets might look at Cliff Lee if they're worried about not having a top-tier ace to match against other clubs' best arms.  It's way too soon to panic about Santana given his still-solid 3.31 ERA and 2.00 K-BB ratio, though when a team has at least $88MM invested in a pitcher through 2013, it's probably not wrong to be concerned about any dip in form.
  • Klapisch also quotes senior team officials who say that Jon Niese wouldn't be moved in a hypothetical Lee deal, and an unnamed Mets player who doesn't think adding Kevin Millwood or Jake Westbrook would help the team.
  • ESPNNewYork.com's Andrew Marchand writes that with Angel Pagan playing so well in place of the injured Carlos Beltran, the dispute between the Mets and Beltran's agent Scott Boras over "the timing and authorization of Beltran's offseason knee surgery" could be "a converging storm."  Beltran is owed approximately $28MM over the rest of this season and 2011, and it was announced today that he is expected back playing by July 15.
  • Jenrry Mejia's demotion to Double-A and conversion back into starting pitching means the Mets will probably get an extra year of control over his rights, says Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com.


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20 Comments on "Mets Notes: Santana, Millwood, Westbrook, Beltran"


Guest
5 years 14 days ago

Part of me feels like Takahashi is due for some regression. Dickey throws a knuckleball, so you know it’s a crap-shoot with him. They would probably be much better off fielding Millwood in one of those spots as long as it doesn’t cost much.

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VoteForPrado
5 years 14 days ago

They’ll both degress, it’s just a matter of how much. Millwood is more of a sure thing, and, IMO, would be a great addition to their staff. But I think they have to get somebody that would bring more stability.

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aap212
5 years 14 days ago

I agree. What they’ve done is great, but Omar should walk away from the table with his winnings while he’s ahead. That’s not exactly his forte, however.

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5 years 14 days ago

fernando martinez, josh thole, dillon gee, and brad holt for lee
or
Fernando Martinez, dillon Gee, and nick evans for Oswalt

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vtadave
5 years 14 days ago

Yay, another Mets fan who thinks Fernando Martinez is an elite prospect instead of another overhyped international signing who’s either hurt or hitting .230.

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aap212
5 years 14 days ago

Martinez has barely played this year, Thole has struggled, and Holt has a double digit ERA. I don’t want to give up a ton for a rental or a huge salary, but at least up the ante a little. Nieuwenhuis, Tejada, and Havens have more value than anyone you mentioned except for possibly Martinez.

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bigpelflikesike123
5 years 14 days ago

alright because u think he is overhyped does not mean that scouts (who believe he has great tools) think he is overhyped… the astros would be lucky to get a prospect of that caliber for the expensive oswalt.

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aap212
5 years 14 days ago

He’s only played in 35 games this year because of injuries, and he hasn’t been good. I’m still a believer, but teams are allowed to demand prospects that stay on the field and hit. And I say that as a Mets fan.

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5 years 14 days ago

I think the only scouts who like Martinez are Mets scouts.

Guest
5 years 14 days ago

when has he hit .230 for a full season, and remember that hes 20 and was doing very well last year at AAA and is heating up now

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bigpelflikesike123
5 years 14 days ago

Oswalt will not cost top prospects… Zack D’s trade for oswalt would work out nicely