Mets ‘keeping an eye’ on RHP Brandon Webb

The Mets, Phillies, Braves and Marlins are all “keeping an eye” on RHP Brandon Webb, according to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.

Michael Baron, Contributor

Webb hasn’t pitched in the Major Leagues since 2009 thanks to arm problems, but he is a former Cy Young Award winner and was a dominant sinkerballer prior to that season. He has historically been equally as effective against both left-handed and right-handed hitters and kept the ball in the yard thanks to his outstanding sinker. But how that effectiveness might translate today would largely depend on how healthy he is and how much he has left in the tank. If the Mets were to sign Webb, he certainly could not be depended on as a consistent presence in the rotation, let alone for the kind of innings and production he provided in the past.

Statistics and information on Brandon Webb...

Stats: Webb, 33, is 87-62 with a 3.21 ERA in 199 games and 198 starts in seven seasons with the Diamondbacks. He hasn’t pitched in the Major Leagues since 2009, and has not pitched a full season since 2008.