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.

7 Responses to Beimel Has “Several Irons In The Fire” Leave a Reply

  1. GeronimoJansen 4 years ago

    I want him to return to the Dodgers!

  2. Ian_Smell 4 years ago

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

  3. East Coast Bias 4 years ago

    I’ve never heard that phrase before.

  4. BobbyJohn 4 years 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.

  5. 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.

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

  7. num1nymets 4 years 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

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