Note: Wagner is Throwing 90 MPH

John Franco has been working with the Mets this season, reporting to Dan Warthen and management on how pitchers are performing in the minor leagues and on rehab assignments in St. Lucie.

This morning on WFAN’s Boomer and Carton, Franco said Billy Wagner is pitching from a mound and throwing over 90 mph.

…i am sure he’s not ready, because, if he was, we’d all know about it by now… however, i can’t help but wonder if even a 50 percent wagner, throwing 90 mph, would be a better option in the current bullpen than, say, Ken Takahashi, especially since the Mets need at least one other person to be capable of retiring left-handed hitters