I’m not such a big fan of Axford, but I do like Gregg a lot for the Mets and he’s a proven shutdown, late-inning reliever we can use.
Axford, 30, posted a 4.02 ERA and 1.355 WHIP in 75 relief appearances last season for the Brewers and Cardinals. His 10.1 H/9 scares the hell out of me and his velocity nose-dived which is a big concern.
Gregg, 35, had a terrific season for the Cubs posting 3.48 ERA while notching 33 saves in 62 relief appearances.
I would have to believe that Gregg would come at a costly $5 million or more on a one year deal, but if the Mets can afford it, I’m all in.