UPDATE: $10.8MM over three years, or $3.6MM annually. Score another one for Boras. Jamie Walker should’ve held out for more.
ESPN reports that the Mets are close to a three-year deal with 33 year-old southpaw Scott Schoeneweis. That’s a lot of years for a lefty specialist with a 1.47 K/BB over the past couple of seasons. His main skill is keeping the ball on the ground; he’s not going to impress in strikeouts, walks, or hits allowed.
The Blue Jays essentially gave Schoeneweis to the Reds in August, but I guess 14 dynamite innings for Cincinnati has the Mets convinced.