Joel Hanrahan (AP)

Mets undecided about free-agent reliever Joel Hanrahan

The Mets have not decided whether to pursue free-agent reliever Joel Hanrahan (Daily News, Apr. 25).

The New York Post reported something similar earlier in the week (NY Post, Apr. 21).

The Mets were among the 18-20 teams that watched Hanrahan throw a showcase in April (Heyman, April 17), during which his velocity was between 87-93 mph.

According to multiple reports, Hanrahan is progressing in his rehab from Tommy John and flexor tendon surgery and expected to be ready to pitch in late May.

It was reported last week that teams have started negotiating with Hanrahan (Cafardo, April 17), though so far he remains a free agent.

Hanrahan, 32, 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).




25 comments
Nick Catino
Nick Catino

of course they arent decided because they would have to pay him money, and we know the Mets dont want to do that, so he will sign somewhere else.

Doubleday
Doubleday

Forget Hanrahan.  Bring back Pedro Feliciano.

Jack Fitzpatrick
Jack Fitzpatrick

Collins will screw everything up. Hey Jeff Wilpon, get rid of all those different uniforms then you might be able to pay Hanrahan.

Not4Nutten
Not4Nutten

The guy won't be ready until next season!

archer41
archer41

Rather have DeGrom and/or Montero.  

Ronnie Taveras
Ronnie Taveras

It's only April and thus far the pen overall has been solid. Hanrahan would be a decent gamble but I wouldn't lust over him. Rather let it play out and maybe have one of the younger guys (Familia or Germen) step up eventually, also who knows maybe Dice-K can prove to be a capable closer down the line. 

Mike Breuer
Mike Breuer

This is unacceptable. Kyle Farnsworth and Valverde as closer will guarantee this team has a major collapse - just like the  last five years. This team needs to show fans its trying to win.

nymess
nymess

if you're going to take a gamble on someone (which is what it would be, being that he's coming off Tommy John), why not save money and do it with one of the internal options?

Ron W. Davis
Ron W. Davis

Like we have Mo Rivera now as our closer? really why is this even a issue sign the guy . it may take a month before he is ready . by then Fartsworth will reform back to what he was.  Joel H is better then what we currently have. Sandy what are you holding the few extra millions saved on Ike . Use it

Andy
Andy

Why don't the Mets sign Tracey McGrady? He would sign for the league min. Alderson, do your job, and sign him UP!

Ed Kalegi
Ed Kalegi

Because he wants to paid more than New York State Minimum Wage.  Fred and Jeff saved 3.5 mil when they traded Davis.  If at least that much isn't put back into the team asap, it proves they have no interest in winning.  They bemoan the empty seats. They'll stay empty

tullydew
tullydew

Just like they weren't sure about N. Cruz & J. Abreu.

Jose Abreu - 7 HR's, 21 RBI's

Nelson Cruz - 6 HR's, 23 RBI's

Duda leads the Mets w/ 4 HR's, Wright w/ 12 RBI's

Thanks Sandy!!!!!!

Bob Burket
Bob Burket

Can we get a bat that hits please.

Bob Burket
Bob Burket

Unless he will sign for whatever spare change Fred and Jeff can find in the couches, I don't see him in a Met uniform.

helloboy
helloboy

The Mets clearly have a need here.  Valverde is on the outs and Familia has lost TC's confidence and should be in AAA getting mound time. They can go to young arms like Degrom, they are not likely to do that until Mid may as replacements. They do have Socolovich pitching well in AAA and was good in the spring also.  He is a veteran type that TC likes and makes a logical replacement for Familia at this time too.  


I would like to add him based on his track record.  His availability date though is a concern.  If I can go to DeGrom already at the same time, i do not see it necessary.  We have strong internal options to go to and will need to go to.    If I am spending extra money to bring someone in, that would be Drew in June.  

Greg Baker
Greg Baker

eh. i think our pitching is good and we dont need to spend the money here. Rather spend on Drew, and I dont even really like Drew. 


Our pen is solid and we got some guys comin up that can help. If he is willing to come here for a 1 year deal and not a ton of cash, sure. why not. But I bet someone else overpays.

HarthorneWingoStarr
HarthorneWingoStarr

If he will agree to a one-year deal then sign him. Our starting pitching is solid and middle relief looks to be good enough. Our hitting? Let's not talk about that right now. Yet, even with our anemic offense, if we were to add a decent closer this team could finish over .500 and maybe even make some late season noise. Truth be told I don't know a damn thing about Hanrahan. It sounds like he was a good pitcher before the surgery. Surely with such a ridiculously low team salary - and additional salary savings were realized with the Davis trade - we should be able to afford to sign this guy to a one year deal. If we can get him on a one-year deal and he doesn't pan out then what is the big deal? I definitely see a positive risk/return profile to signing Hanrahan to a one-year deal.

Robert Nolan
Robert Nolan

The bullpen has been better but these guys' arms are going to fall off from overuse. If he's not the guy, call up young arms and let them get experience pitching to big leaguers. I seem to recall it working well for some guy named Wainwright.

Chris Lyons
Chris Lyons

Dicek will be this teams closer and a good one

tk2120
tk2120

@Ed Kalegi  Ike wasn't traded because of money, he was  traded because he was terrible.

billennium
billennium

@tullydew  Abreu already has 3 errors, which puts him on pace for 22. The most in the league at 1st last year was 14. People like Chris Davis and Prince had 6 all last season. 


Cruz has split his time exactly 50/50 between OF and DH. 


David Wright is batting .320 with RISP and 10 RBIs in 25 ABs. It seems as if we're not getting men on base ahead of him. 

Ed Kalegi
Ed Kalegi

@tk2120 @Ed Kalegiagreed. I'm thrilled he's gone.  Here he was a human strikeout machine with 1 HR per month and a .190 avg.  My point is the money.  They gained back 3.5 mil that will not be reinvested in the team.


Mikey Jocks
Mikey Jocks

We're not gonna get a Joey Votto or a Paul Goldschmidt, who can do everything well. Abreu may not b the best defender, but neither was Delgado nd we got 3 good years from him in his mid 30s. Abreu is a very good hitter who could have really helped this team. Neither Ike nor Duda will turn this team around. Unless we're willing to wait until Dominic Smith comes up, we're gonna hav to hear nd listen to all the success Abreu is having in Chicago