Joel Hanrahan (AP)

Mets not talking about Joel Hanrahan

The Mets have not yet discussed whether to give a contract to free-agent reliever Joel Hanrahan (NY Post, Apr. 21).

The Mets were among the 18-20 teams that watched Hanrahan throw a showcase last week (Heyman, April 17), during which his velocity was between 87-93 mph. It was reported that night that teams were already discussing potential deals with him (Cafardo, April 17).

Hanrahan, 32, underwent Tommy John and flexor tendon surgery last May. He entered last season with 10.2 strikeouts per nine innings during the previous five years. He had been hitting 90-92 mph during his rehab toward the end of last summer (Rosenthal, Mar. 14).




15 comments
John Schod
John Schod

If 20 teams scouted a player including the Mets, the only way that they would sign him is if the 19 others didn't want him!

Raymond Ayling
Raymond Ayling

Yes yes let's discuss and talk about getting him!!!!!! After we take a vote on making a hot dog 10 dollars........

mike23
mike23

Of course not and why should they, their bullpen is in great shape no need for more help. I'd hope sooner rather than later they become more aggressive as far as improving the team before they are 20 games under .500

drmetfan
drmetfan

LOL! Not surprised to see this post. We don't need him. NOT!

Muhammad Qureshi
Muhammad Qureshi

They aren't talking b/c the Foolpons want to keep their $ and not spend it on their investment that is bleeding cash, which is the Mets.

Chris Kujawa
Chris Kujawa

Wow not even "monitoring the situation"? What if they can "get him at their price"?

flmetsfan
flmetsfan

This team is in worse financial condition then they say.  It just can't be the Madoff victims, there has to be other debtors. The Mets have carved their payroll down to $82 million.  They are in the largest TV market, they have a new stadium, and a television network.  They should have all the resources, but they spend like they play in a smaller market, with a regional Fox television contract, out of a dilapidated stadium in a depressed area of town. 

Jon Pace
Jon Pace

Don't buy it. I think they are talking to him but Sandy is not leaking it... which generally he is pretty good at. 

Matt Drucker
Matt Drucker

That's the problem with front office. They take so much time deciding to so something. When they actually make a decision though, they end up back tracking anyway.

Brad Houser
Brad Houser

of course, why would you need help at closer when you have the great Kyle Farnsworth.