In an appearance on the MLB Network today, SI.com’s Jon Heyman said the Mets would ‘love a do-over’ with free-agent LHP Randy Wolf, who they had a chance to sign to a one-year deal last off season, but instead they chose to re-sign Oliver Perez.
The 33–year-old Wolf was 11–7 with a 3.23 ERA in 34 starts for the Dodgers in 2009, during which he struck out 160 batters in 214 innings.
…wolf signed with the Dodgers, left, then signed with the Dodgers again… he was born in that area of California, and he is said to love playing out there… the Dodgers need pitching and he had a nice season for them… and so, it’s hard to see him not staying put… but, of course, money talks… it’s just, as much as i am intrigued by wolf, and think he’d be a nice fit for the Mets, in terms of acquiring a reliable and effective pitcher, i am not sure he is worth overpaying for…
Additionally, Heyman believes the Mets, Yankees, Red Sox and Braves, and may be the Giants, will all be players for free-agent OF Matt Holliday, who, he says, “is a long shot to re-sign with the Cardinals.”
On the other hand, he said free-agent OF Jason Bay enjoyed his time in Boston, where he would love to return, and while the Red Sox would like to bring him back, all of the teams who are interested in Holliday will also be interested in Bay.
Heyman believes free-agent RHP John Lackey could get close to $100 million, “and the Yankees are definitely looking at him.”