David Lennon of Newsday talked to Claudio Vargas’ agent, Bean Stringfellow. Stringfellow indicated that the Mets are not the right situation for his client. That may be because the Mets want to send Vargas to Triple A, as Jayson Stark suggested yesterday.
The Mets are not completely out of the picture, but Stringfellow is looking for better opportunities and may get a contract for Vargas by the weekend. Apparently a deal with another team was close but fell through.
The Angels could work, as could the Mariners if they want to use Miguel Batista as their closer for a while. The Astros, Phillies, and Braves should probably consider Vargas as well. That’s all just my speculation, though.