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Mets Closing In On Vargas

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According to the New York Post, the Mets and Claudio Vargas are in the final stages of a contract that could be completed as soon as tonight. This is a great move for the Mets, who recently lost Orlando Hernandez. Not only that, but Mike Pelfrey isn't living up to his potential, so adding a veteran like Vargas should sure up this rotation. Vargas' release last season surprised many, considering he has gone 23-16 over the past two seasons. His ERA is what makes him a number five starter, but the fact that he can eat up innings makes him valuable. He will likely head to Triple-A for a couple starts before they call him up.