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    • METS PURSUING VINNIE PESTANO
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  • 12/4/12
  • saztastic2012

The Mets are interested in Indians RHP Vinnie Pestano, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York.

Pestano, 27, went 3-3 with a 2.57 ERA in 70 relief appearances for Cleveland in 2012, allowing only seven home runs and 24 walks in 70 innings. He isn’t eligible for arbitration until next winter.

Rubin says the Mets were interested in Joel Peralta before he re-signed with Tampa Bay, and are attempting to engage the Royals in talks for bullpen help as well.

Michael Baron, MetsBlog.com:

Pestano is a sinkerballer who does an outstanding job keeping the ball in the park. He throws his fastball in the low 90s but also throws a heavy curveball to complement his two other main pitches. He is cheap and under control for a while – he isn’t eligible for free agency until after the 2016 season. If the price is right in trade, Pestano could be a low-risk upgrade to a bullpen lacking experience.


Edited 12/4/12   by  saztastic2012
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  • skorpio520
depends on what the asking price is. not dickey or neise unless other peices come back aswell.
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  • saztastic2012
No question the price would be much lower then either Dickey or Neise.
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  • saztastic2012
That is the best part of having leverage:>)
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  • Kranesback
Good idea but the wrong Vinny..we started to fall apart last year when we let Vinny Rottino go.
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  • AdrianMonk

Well, it's a good name for a Met.
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  • JoseJose
Maybe Jeffy can improve our outfield with Vinny Boombatz.
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  • JackNicholson
Might cost Murphy.
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  • TheChosen1
Exactly what I was thinking. Murphy or Duda.
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  • metsheart
If it's Pestano for say Murphy or Flores & some combo of Duda, Mejia or Familia I'd do that in a NY minute!!
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  • JackNicholson
I think Familia would be overpaying. The guy can be an excellent arm in the pen. I'm thinking more Murphy and/or Duda, guys who have played major league ball and can contribute right away
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  • metsheart
Don't disagree. But they'll probably want some pitching back for Pestano. Familia's the guy I'd be willing to part with for experienced BP guy who's MLB proven. Gotta give something to get something.
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  • thebobymon
I can see it now, Familia dominates next year, and we get Ramirez part 2.
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  • metsheart
Familia's MLB performance in 2012 was less than spectacular. 5.84 ERA (12.1 inn) w/ Mets. And 4.73 (137 inn) in Buffalo. In Mets system for 4 yrs already (now 23 yrs old).

You can only do trades based on today & yesterday. Right now Familia & Duda or Murphy looks like good trade for Pestano. Tomorrow? Who knows??
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  • saztastic2012
lol
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  • saztastic2012
I dont think so, Maybe Duda.
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  • saztastic2012
Not sure I want to trade Murph.
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  • metsheart
I like Murph too. Bu if Mets can get MLB proven reliever like Pestano or top C and/ or OF prospects I'd do that trade in the blink of an eye. Maybe even faster!!

Edited 12/4/12   by  metsheart
Edited 12/4/12   by  metsheart
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  • DFAB
NO WAY am I trading Murphy for a reliever. Trading Murphy would be dumb because no team is going to give us fair value for him. A .300 hitter with 40 doubles and good plate discipline isn't easy to replace. Also, we wasn't horrible defensively...he was a lot better than most give him credit for.
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