Mets Mystery Team for Suppan

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

The Mets who met with Barry Zito yesterday, met with free agent pitcher Jeff Suppan today. This does not mean that the Mets are out of the running for Zito, it means that Suppan is a backup plan in case they lose out on Zito. Jeff Suppan would not be bad for the Mets, considering he has played in the NL the past four years. While advanced scouts are reluctant to say whether Zito will be a success in New York: "The last two times I've seen him the last couple years, he wasn't on at all. He struggled getting his breaking ball over for strikes, and when he does that, he's in trouble. He can't get by on a power arm." Suppan, who is expected to command a four year deal near 45 million dollars, has also met with the Brewers and Pirates.


Anonymous 4:44 PM CST  

i bet the pirates get him. I think right now it is: pirates, mets, brewers.

Anonymous 5:45 PM CST  

brewers are better, if he wants to stay in the central he will go there..btw, im a cards fan

Anonymous 5:45 PM CST  

if he wants to stay in the central he should call the cubs. they are better than brewers and pirates.

Anonymous 5:56 PM CST  

the cubs do not need him if he wants 11 million. cubs rotation:


Anonymous 2:37 PM CST  

The Cubs may be better than the Pirates, but certainly not the Brewers. Who cares how much money the Cubs have spent this offseason? They turned a 95-loss team into a .500 team at best, and in doing so, tied up their payroll for the next 4-5 years on mediocre players. That rotation is still horrid. Zambrano is an ace. Prior CANNOT STAY HEALTHY. Miller CANNOT STAY HEALTHY. Lilly is an average starter, and people seem to forget that his ERA just two years ago was 5.50!!! Marquis' last year was over 6.00!!! You wanna pour $18 million a year into those guys?? The Cubs would have been better off taking one on the chin this year, developing some of those young guys like Guzman, Murton, Theriot, Marmol, Marshall, etc. and retool for 2008.