Latest on Carl Pavano and the Mets

Carl Pavano 1 polaroidThe Mets have reportedly shown interest in signing RHP Carl Pavano to fill their vacant spot in the starting rotation.


Jan. 21: The Rockies are aggressively pursuing Pavano and Derek Lowe (Renck, Denver Post).


Jan. 8: Pavano is talking with six teams, including the Mets (McCarron, Daily News).


Jan. 7: The Mets have had very preliminary discussions with the agents for Pavano (McCullough, Star Ledger).


Jan. 4: The Mets are considering signing Pavano (Davidoff, New York Post).


Jan. 2: The Mets are looking to sign a starting pitcher to a one-year deal (Cerrone, MetsBlog.com).

Statistics, information, and analysis on Carl Pavano...

Stats: Pavano, who turns 37 in January, went 2-5 with a 6.00 ERA in only 11 starts in 2012, allowing 80 hits with eight walks and nine home runs in 63 innings. He missed most of the season with a bone spur in his right humerus bone.

Contract: Pavano just completed a two-year, $16.5 million contract he signed with the Twins before the 2011 season.

Michael Baron, Contributor

Pavano has had one of the strangest pitching careers in recent memory. He has historically pitched to a lot of contact but is a control artist who limits bases on balls which in turn limits the damage allowed. When he’s right, Pavano can be one of the more solid and dependable right-handers in the game. But I’m not sure how he might fare back in New York, considering how badly his first go-around was in this city with the Yankees.