Vargas A Good Signing

I would have preferred Jake Arrieta, but I like the signing of Jason Vargas. Two years for $16 million with a club option for 2020 isn’t a bad deal, especially for a left-hander pitched 179.2 innings and won 18 games.

What’s not to like?

VARGAS: Good signing. (Getty)

       VARGAS: Good signing. (Getty)

Zack Wheeler reportedly isn’t happy, but that’s too bad because after all, he’s frequently injured and has only pitched in 66 games since 2013.

Assuming Vargas – who pitched for the Mets in 2007 – comes close in the next two years to start the 32 game he did last year [Jacob deGrom led the staff with 31].

Vargas is an insurance policy for a staff that had five starters [Noah Syndergaard, Matt Harvey, Wheeler, Steven Matz and Seth Lugo] go on the disabled list last year.

He also is a stop-gap for Harvey possibly leaving and gives the Mets a left-handed option if Matz goes down again.

Manager Mickey Callaway echoed what I wrote the other day that a team “can’t have enough pitching.’’

While pitching coach with Cleveland Callaway undoubtedly saw Vargas pitch for the Royals.

6 thoughts on “Vargas A Good Signing

  1. Vargas isn’t an insurance policy. He is our third starter

    I could care less what Zach thinks. We gave up Carlos for him because he had potential

    Well I am still waiting on that potential

    Hasn’t happened yet. May never happen

  2. I give Sandy credit here. We needed another arm and he found a decent one. Maybe the signing will actually act as a wake up call for guys like Wheeler, Matz, etc.
    Let Wheeler get pissed off. All he ever does is cry whenever he hears about a potential move to the bullpen. What’s he done in 3 years to deserve to be pissed about anything other than his own failure?