Despite the addition of Bartolo Colon, the Mets reportedly continue to monitor the free-agent market to find another starting pitcher to meet their needs. Unfortunately, with every passing day, the list of reliable options continues to dwindle.
Mulder, who had some great seasons with the A’s and Cardinals, is reportedly making a comeback. The lefthander, who has been out of the game since 2008, is working as an analyst for ESPN since 2011. Three mystery teams have already watched Mulder pitch and one scout reported that his fastball is clocking in at 89-90 MPH.
The Mets may be able to catch lightning in a bottle here. We don’t know if they were one of the teams who watched Mulder’s showcase, but given his connection to Sandy Alderson and many others in the Mets’ front office, it wouldn’t be surprising.
Mulder is simply looking for an opportunity to make a comeback and says he would sign a minor league deal with an invite to spring training. The Mets would really have nothing to lose here and the payoff could be nice.