Mets Rumors: Young, Francis, Perez

Here's the latest on the Mets as their first offseason under new GM Sandy Alderson continues:

  • Alderson guaranteed that the Mets will come back from the Winter Meetings "with some new players," according to Mike Puma of the New York Post (via Twitter). Alderson cautioned, however, that he doesn't have much financial flexibility.
  • The Mets have not offered contracts to free-agent pitchers Chris Young and Jeff Francis, contrary to reports, notes Anthony DiComo of MLB.com (via Twitter). Young and Francis are thought to be good fits for the Mets as low-cost, potentially high-reward hurlers who have enjoyed success in the past and could benefit from Citi Field's spacious dimensions.
  • Alderson said that he expects Oliver Perez to report to Spring Training, according to Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork (via Twitter). The embattled Perez is currently in the Mexican Winter League after pitching in just 17 games last season due to injury and ineffectiveness. He's entering the final year of a three-year pact he signed prior to the 2009 season.
  • Alderson said that the Mets probably won't be engaged in talks of contract extensions with any of their players prior to Spring Training, according to Rubin (via Twitter). Of note, shortstop Jose Reyes is in the final year of his contract after having his 2011 team option picked up earlier this offseason.


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20 Comments on "Mets Rumors: Young, Francis, Perez"


MLB_in_the_Know
4 years 7 months ago

I really think the Mets should see what Reyes could bring back in a trade during the meetings, wouldn’t at all surprise me if he was traded during them.

Dave_Gershman
4 years 7 months ago

Sign Jeff Francis, get rid of Beltran, acquire an OF…done. thanks.

Joe L
4 years 7 months ago

All depends on the return Beltran brings and what OF you’re talking about at what price, but I like the idea of signing Francis (and even Chris Young) depending on the price they come at. Getting the right players at the right price will be Alderson’s toughest task with the payroll mess he inherited. Thankfully in a couple years we should have some serious payroll flexibility.

4 years 7 months ago

Mets are bargain bin shopping and I love it. The have to – we are rebuilding

4 years 7 months ago

I wouldn’t mind adding: Jeff Francis, Chris R. Young, Austin Kearns, Willy Aybar, Joel Peralta, George Sherrill, and D.J. Carrasco

4 years 7 months ago

I wouldn’t mind adding: Jeff Francis, Chris R. Young, Austin Kearns, Willy Aybar, Joel Peralta, George Sherrill, and D.J. Carrasco

MetsEventually
4 years 7 months ago

Chris Young for Christmas, Please.

$1742854
4 years 7 months ago

Multiple sources confirm that the Mets are pathetic.

4 years 7 months ago

– Trade OF Beltran!- If the Red Sox due in fact make that deal for AGonzo.. another potential move for the Sox could be acquiring OF C.Beltran IF J.Lowrie & RHP Dice K.- Sign LHP J.Francis.- Bullpen Help: RHP G.Balfour & hopefully resign LHP P.Feliciano.Lineup:1) Pagan-CF2) Reyes-SS3) Wright-3b4) Bay-LF5) Ike-1b 6) Duda-RF7) Thole-C8) Lowrie-2bRotation:LHP SantanaRHP Dice KRHP PelfreyLHP NieseLHP FrancisRHP Dickey

* if the red sox did in fact make that deal, along with getting Gonzo.

C- Salty
1b- Gonzo
2b- Pedroia
SS- Scutaro
3b- Youk
LF- Cameron
CF- beltran
RF- Drew
DH- Ortiz

wow

Giorgi Almonte
4 years 7 months ago

we have a 2b-Daniel Murphy, dude!

adropofvenom
4 years 7 months ago

I like Murphy, the reports from Winter Ball have been reasonably optimistic, but there’s still plenty of reason to be skeptical about if he can handle the transition. To the point where you can’t close the door on other alternatives. I’d take Lowrie, I’d prefer a pitching prospect, but I’d take Lowrie.

Giorgi Almonte
4 years 7 months ago

i know he will, i saw him playing here in dominican, so i know what im talking about!!

adropofvenom
4 years 7 months ago

Mets wouldn’t want Dice-K, for one, Alderson pretty much said today he’s not giving out any multi-year deals, so the chances of him taking back multiple years of a bad contract are between slim and none. You’d have a better chance suggesting the Mets just write a 10 million dollar check and adding a 2nd prospect to the deal.

PS: Even with Pagan, Duda and Bay in the same outfield is a nightmare waiting to happen defensively.

Can Field
4 years 7 months ago

you are lost

4 years 7 months ago

Lets just go with what we have next year because we cant add to much salary anyway.As long as they dont sign Chris Young i will be fine.A pitcher who has averaged 65 innings the last three years is not the way to go

sweetcaroline2011
4 years 7 months ago

The sox should trade them dice k and lowrie or scutaro for reyes.

paulio_male_gigalo
4 years 7 months ago

IMO this year is about taking 1 year gambles, not playing it safe. By all accounts we’re not expected to contend in 2011, so why not take a chance with a Chris Young on a 1 year deal? Selling low on Beltran and Reyes now is just a plain dumb idea. However, I’ll give away Castillo for pretty much anything (or nothing) I’m actually pretty excited about the internal options at 2B among Daniel Murphy, Tejada, Turner.

1) Castillo, Perez, cash considerations, a “thank you so much”, a hug, and tears of joy for a “You’re welcome, Mets fans” from a GM to be named later.

2) Sign Brandon Webb or Chris Young to a one year deal.

3) Acquire a LHP reliever.

4) Let Justin Turner, Daniel Murphy, and Ruben Tejada battle it out for 2B with the likely outcome of either Turner or Murphy getting the job while the other gets a utility role. Tejada to AAA.

5) Get excited for 2012 blockbuster trades/acquisitions. I know there’s nothing that good projected in the FA market, but we can always trade to take on payroll.

Let’s go Mets!

MetsEventually
4 years 7 months ago

Sign Bengie Molina? Another Barajas, are you kidding me?

adropofvenom
4 years 7 months ago

He will be, but someone like Alderson isn’t going to advise cutting the cord on Perez without getting an extensive look at him with his own eyes first. They’ll give him Spring Training, and if he shows nothing (Of which there’s about a 97% chance), they’ll cut the cord before camp is over.

MetsEventually
4 years 7 months ago

I’m done with poor discipline at the plate. The team needs to learn how to watch pitches now.