According to Andy McCullough of the Star-Ledger, the Mets are interested in bringing back free-agent LHP Chris Capuano, and Capuano is interested in returning to the Mets
However, McCullough states right now for the Mets, ‘Capuano is on the backburner,’ as are Willie Harris and Scott Hairston.
The 33-year-old Capuano signed a one-year deal with the Mets last winter. He was 11-12 with a 4.55 ERA in 33 appearances for the Mets last season, during which he struck out 168 batters and walked 53 in 186 innings.
Matthew Cerrone: In late September, all signs pointed to the Mets making an attempt to re-sign Capuano this off season. The thing is, in looking at the market, I think it’s fair to say he’ll get a guaranteed contract this time around. I bet he can find a $6- or $7-million per-season deal. However, I’ve heard teams might be giving more two-year contracts this winter (to guys just like Capuano (thus lowering the annual salary a bit). So, in the case of Chris, who had a stable, mostly-decent season last year, I can see him being offered a two-year, $10 million deal to be a starting pitcher … and I’m not sure that is what Sandy Alderson has in mind.
To read McCullough’s full post, click here.