According to Buster Olney, Mets pitcher Chris Capuano has cleared waivers and can be dealt to any team. Could the Mets get anything in return for him at this point?
There was a point when I thought Capuano had value on the trade market, but his recent outings haven’t done too much to enhance it. Though, there are a few contending teams that can use a pitcher like him for the stretch run. Capuano is a lock to go five innings in every start he makes, and that’s worth something — particularly to a team that has lost a starter (such as the Diamondbacks, who are now without Jason Marquis).
Possible landing spots for Capuano were mentioned here a few weeks ago. Some of those teams have acquired a starting pitcher since then, but there are still a couple perusing the market.
What do you think? Does Capuano have any value at this point? If he does, should the Mets pull the trigger? Let me know in the comments.
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Joe Janish began MetsToday in 2005 to provide the unique perspective of a high-level player and coach -- he earned NCAA D-1 All-American honors as a catcher and coached several players who went on to play pro ball. As a result his posts often include mechanical evaluations, scout-like analysis, and opinions that go beyond the numbers.