Beimel Has “Several Irons In The Fire”

It's been a relatively quite winter for Joe Beimel, but the free agent lefty reliever told Troy Renck of The Denver Post that he has "several irons in the fire." The Rockies, however, are not involved.

Last month we heard that Beimel was sitting on several offers, but obviously nothing has materialized. The Marlins were said to have interest, but that was before they signed Randy Choate. Beimel, 34 in April, has held left-handed batters to a .254/.305/.394 batting line with 5.3 K/9 over the last three seasons. He didn't sign until mid-March in each of the last two offseasons, so the wait is nothing new for him.

Renck also notes that Jay Payton wants to still play, but he isn't interested in spending time in the minors. The 38-year-old outfielder hit .343/.361/.514 in 36 plate appearances with Colorado last year, his first big league action since 2008.

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7 Comments on "Beimel Has “Several Irons In The Fire”"

4 years 7 months ago

I want him to return to the Dodgers!

4 years 7 months ago

I don’t even want to tell you what I thought this originally meant.

East Coast Bias
4 years 7 months ago

I’ve never heard that phrase before.

4 years 7 months ago

Still don’t understand why the Rockies haven’t brought him back, or why they didn’t extend him part-way through this past season. Relying heavily on Franklin Morales just doesn’t sound like a wise move to me.

4 years 7 months ago

Lets hope he does a better job pitching in relief this year than he does trying to get his point across with old 1950’s pop phrases.

4 years 7 months ago

i’ve wanted him in philly for the last 3 years

4 years 7 months ago

Can The Mets please get him… He is a pretty good pitcher and for some rason the mets don’t like to get good pitchers…. So instead they get the sean greens, and keep the Ollie Perez kind of pitchers… FML