The Mets are interested in free agent starting pitchers Bartolo Colon, Bruce Chen, John Lannan and Paul Maholm, among others (Heyman, Dec. 10). Sandy Alderson said he’s also interested in RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka, though he has yet to talk with his agent.
Alderson is also reportedly pursuing free-agent Bronson Arroyo (MetsBlog, Dec. 10), and he’s also talked with the agents for Garcia (Puma, Dec. 10), Maholm (Puma, Dec. 10) and old friend Johan Santana (Lennon, Dec. 10).
Alderson said this week that he is looking to add a starting pitcher, but he’s reluctant to give a multi-year deal.
Chen, Lannan, Santana and Maholm are expected to recieve one-year offers this winter. However, while Colon was once being offered one year and around $7 million, he may end up with two years and close to $20 million (Gammons on MLB Network).