The Mets and free agent pitcher Tim Redding are reportedly closing in on a one year deal worth about 2 million dollars. Redding, who went 10-11 with a 4.95 ERA in in 33 starts for Washington last season, will make for a nice back end of the rotation starter for the Mets. In four games at Shea Stadium, Redding is 2-0 with a 2.79 ERA.
The Mets remain interested in signing Derek Lowe, but his price is too high at this point. The Braves made a Lowe an offer, believed to be three years, but nothing appears imminent at this point. It appears (and I'm just speculating) that the Braves will do what they can to land a front of the line starter, considering they missed out on Peavy and A.J. Burnett.
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