7:28pm: FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal (via Twitter) passes on this quote from Beimel's agent, Joe Sroba: "Talks with [the] Mets have fallen apart. Beimel is re-open to consider all clubs and willing to be flexible."
10:31am: Astros GM Ed Wade told MLB.com's Alden Gonzalez that his club is "more than adequately covered" with the relievers they have, so don't expect the Astros to pursue Joe Beimel (Twitter link). New additions Brandon Lyon and Matt Lindstrom lead a bullpen that could include Tim Byrdak, Jeff Fulchino, Chris Sampson and Alberto Arias on Opening Day.
Beimel, 33 next month, has suitors even though the Astros don't need him now. The Mets and Rockies are interested in the lefty, who has yet to hear from the A's. Beimel told Troy Renck of the Denver Post that he is open to signing with the Rockies.
As Tim noted yesterday, Beimel was still effective against lefthanders last year, as his 7.62 K/9 and 1.73 BB/9 against them suggest. He walked more righties than he struck out, however.
Ed Wade’s not interested in a reliever?!? That is news!
Hell no we aren’t! We have Brandon GodDa%n Lyon!!
Ham Fighters here we come!