Sweeny: Pitching-Hungry Mets Meet With Bartolo Colon’s Agent
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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The Mets met with Adam Katz, Bartolo Colon’s agent, on Monday at the winter meetings in Orlando, according to WFAN’s Sweeny Murti.
The Amazin’s are looking for a starting pitcher or two with ace Matt Harvey out for the 2014 season.
The 40-year-old had an excellent campaign for the A’s in 2013. The free-agent pitcher went 18-6 with a 2.65 ERA in 190 1/3 innings over 30 starts. He struck out 117 and issued 29 walks. According to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News, the Mets aren’t expected to be serious contenders for the three-time All-Star’s services, as he’ll likely command a pricey contract.
In other Mets news, general manager Sandy Alderson is looking to trade either Ike Davis or Lucas Duda this week, according to Marc Carig of Newsday. The two first basemen have been the subjects of trade rumors all offseason. According to Martino, the Mets would strongly prefer to trade Davis as opposed to Duda.
Alderson is also willing to part ways with second baseman Daniel Murphy if the right offer comes along, Martino reported.
Murphy had a very productive campaign in 2013, batting .286 with 13 homers and 78 RBIs in 161 games. He also ripped 38 doubles and finished second in the National League in hits with 188.
As for free agent Johan Santana, the Mets are one of seven or eight teams who have considered taking a flyer on the two-time Cy Young Award winner, according to Jorge Castillo of The Star-Ledger.
The 34-year-old missed all of last season after re-tearing his shoulder capsule.
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