Relief Pitcher: Low-Risk, High-Reward Options

According to two reports from MLB.com, the Tigers and Rockies may be showing interest in free-agent LHP Joe Beimel, who has reportedly been seeking a multi-year deal.

…i sense Mets fans are pretty split on beimel…i like him, some do not…the thing is, it may not matter…

…from what i can gather, in an effort to re-make their bullpen, the Mets are working to trade for a set-up man with experience as a closer, such as Huston Street; then sign an actual closer, like Francisco Rodriguez; and then sign one or two relief pitchers, also with experience as a closer, to round out the pen, while counting on Joe Smith, Brian Stokes and Pedro Feliciano to be part of the group next season…

…actually, more than one person has suggested to me that Omar Minaya will meet with free-agent RHP Chad Cordero sooner than later…there are concerns about cordero’s shoulder, following mid-season surgery, so the team may want to see him in action in advance of any serious talks i guess…

…in the end, i sense the Mets do not want to lock in to any long-term deals with a guy such as beimel, especially if they can trade for some one like street…however, not including the closer, i believe the team is interested in reshaping and building up its bullpen with low-risk, potentially high-reward pitchers on short-term contracts, so cordero is a logical option

In November, MLB.com reported that the Mets, Angels, Rangers and Tigers had shown early interest in Cordero.