The Mets should know the status of Pedro’s injury by this afternoon. The Mets front office is reported to be actively looking at options to replace him in the starting rotations. The options reportedly include players currently under contract such as Nelson Figueroa, the recently waived Brian Stokes, and Jorge Sosa.
There are also free agent possibilities such as Claudio Vargas and Jeff Weaver.
We should get some news soon.
Good luck Omar! Scott Schoenweiss has 2 years and $7.2 million left on his contract. Jorge Sosa has one year and $2 million left. Look at last year’s numbers:
Schoenweiss: 70 games 0-2 5.03 ERA
Sosa: 42 games 9-8 4.47 ERA
Neither one of these two is a prize out of the bullpen. Hang on to your hat when they come in the game because it’s going to be a wild ride. Sosa can start but I don’t see him having much value there either. He started 14 games last year and wasn’t particularly effective.
Omar Minaya must be hoping that some desperate team for bullpen help will take one or both of these bad contracts off his hands.