In the last week …
Matt Herges signed a one-year deal with the Rockies. Fine with me; he wouldn’t have been much more valuable than Aaron Sele, in my mind.
Troy Percival signed a two-year, $8M deal with the Tampa Bay (not Devil) Rays. He would have been a nice guy to have set up, but there was no public buzz about him coming to Shea.
Bobby Brownlie was invited to spring training by the Nationals. No big deal, other than I mentioned him as an ST invite possibility a few weeks ago. My interest in him was mostly tied to the fact he was a “local” kid, from Rutgers.
David Riske appears to be on the verge of signing with the Brewers. He was a favorite of mine and other visitors of MetsToday, and he may soon be off the market. The options are dwindling quickly. Octavio Dotel suddenly looks to be one of the top options for the ‘pen.
Lance Cormier was DFA’d by the Braves. He’s only 27, might be worth an ST invite.
Chris Shelton and Timo Perez were DFA’s by the Tigers. No thanks on Timo returning. Shelton, however, is intriguing. He can play 1B, some OF, catch, and bats from the right side. He hasn’t done a thing since a smoking hot April of 2006. He might fit in nicely as a backup to Delgado and RH pinch-hitter. ST invite?