NL East Links: Sizemore, Vazquez, Nationals

Three years ago today, the Marlins claimed Dan Meyer off waivers from the Athletics. The left-hander went on to enjoy a strong season out of Florida's bullpen in 2009 (3.09 ERA with 8.6 K/9 in 58 1/3 innings) before struggling in 2010. Here's the lastest from the NL East…

  • The Mets are unlikely to target Grady Sizemore as a center field solution according to Andy McCullough of The Star Ledger (on Twitter). He says it's not much of a surprise given Sizemore's injury problems over the last three seasons.
  • It's "50-50" as to whether former Expos and Marlins hurler Javier Vazquez will play in 2012, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (on Twitter). The right-hander strongly prefers the east coast, and his return would depend on the team and its competitive environment.
  • Adam Kilgore of The Washington Post broke down the Nationals' current payroll commitments. Tim Dierkes did the same and more in his Offseason Outlook post.

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8 Comments on "NL East Links: Sizemore, Vazquez, Nationals"

3 years 9 months ago

From what I read in that article, it sounded like 8 out of 8 teams felt it was a long shot to land Reyes.

3 years 9 months ago

are they really non-tendering pagan?

3 years 9 months ago

As a Mets fan, I sure hope not.

3 years 9 months ago

“former Expos and Marlins hurler ”

Mike appears to have blacked out on Vazquez’s time with the Yankees, a common reaction to traumatic events. 

3 years 9 months ago

And he must have forgot his time with the White Soxs o and when he pitched great with the Braves…

3 years 9 months ago

Why aren’t the Jays taking a run at this guy?

Christopher David
3 years 9 months ago

So none of the teams expected to pursue Reyes appear likely to do so because (a) he’s going to be too expensive, (b) he’s perceived as being kind of a d-bag, (c) those teams all have much more pressing concerns to spend on, and/or (d) nobody really feels like they need him.

Maybe the Mets actually can resign him…

3 years 9 months ago

“and his return would depend on the team and its competitive environment.”

So… the team has to be really really bad for him to want to pitch there?