Mets reach agreement with Redding ….

REDDING: Deal in place for fifth starter.

REDDING: Deal in place for fifth starter.

The Mets have a deal in principle (one year, $2.25 million) with Tim Redding. The signing will be announced pending a physical, perhaps today or tomorrow. Redding, 30, was 10-11 with a 4.95 ERA last season with Washington.

He’ll be slotted in as the fifth starter, but would move up to fourth if the Mets aren’t able to sign either Derek Lowe or Oliver Perez. He didn’t have a great record, but the Mets figure it should improve with their offense.

The signing gives the Mets depth in the rotation and allows another year of development for Jon Niese and Robert Parnell.

The Mets aren’t done as they figure to come away with either Lowe or Perez to round out their rotation.

They are also talking with infielder Alex Cora.

One thought on “Mets reach agreement with Redding ….

  1. Tim Could be a very sound choice for a 5th starter. Yes he was 10-11 last year. But he’ll have a supporting cast with more offense and the defense behind should be better then last year. You also look at the fact he had 120 K and only about 60 walks that’s fewer the Ollie had. If he would go say 13-10 for a number 5 starter with 120-130 K That would be a good deal. I think that is a very good possibility of happening. And as you said we don’t have to rush Niese or Parnell like was the case with Pelfrey.