Mets Interested in Dave Bush for Rotation

In seven big league seasons with the Blue Jays and Brewers, Dave Bush has appeared in 193 games, making 184 starts, and is 56-68 with a 4.66 ERA in 1104 innings.

He went 8-13 with a 4.54 ERA in 31 starts and one relief appearance in 2010, allowing a career high 65 walks in 174 1/3 innings.

Bush is a guy who typically doesn’t walk a lot of batters but pitches to contact, which could work to his advantage at Citi Field, considering the spacious dimensions. He’s not going to blow the ball by anyone as Crasnick points out.

I think the upside of someone like Chris Young or Jeff Francis is greater than that of Bush, but given Brad Penny’s new contract with the Tigers, I wonder how that might factor into the Mets ability to sign either of those two and if they feel their prices are now too high, Bush could be a viable option for the back of their rotation.