Mets Have Shown Interest In Hughes, But Not Entertaining Idea Of Kazmir

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Here are two different pieces of news from yesterday, both involving the Mets interest in the pitching market…

  • According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the Mets are not seriously considering a reunion with former first round pick Scott Kazmir. Kazmir, who is coming off a solid season with the Indians, is looking to after a multi-year deal and the Indians are unwilling to give him one. It’s likely the Mets will be hesistant as well, so I wouldn’t expect anything on that front. Kazmir went 10-9 last year with a 4.04 ERA in 158.0 innings pitched. He struck out 162 batters over that span.
  • On the flip side, the Mets have shown interest in Phil Hughes, according to Andy Martino of the Daily News. His source stated that there was “some level of interest” and not nearly as much as in Curtis Granderson. If I had to venture a guess, I would not expect anything much on that front either. It seems like the Mets are just sending out feelers in every direction, as Alderson does every offseason. Hughes isn’t exactly the most desirable free agent out there this winter as well, as even though he’s enjoyed some success in the past, he’s coming off a season where he went 4-14 with a 5.19 ERA. He surrendered 24 home runs in 145.2 innings pitched.

We’ll keep you updated…


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