Joel Pineiro wanted four years and $40 million. He got two years and $16 million, numbers the Mets easily could have matched. But, they didn’t, and I don’t even know how serious they were about getting him.
And, with spring training inside a month away, it doesn’t appear they were that serious about improving their rotation.
Pineiro is a shade over .500 for his career, so it’s not as if they are losing an ace. But, he was coming off a good year and has been consistent, something the rotation could use.
It sounds like the usual group of suspects for the Mets this year. I can hardly contain myself.