Would you pay any 40 year old pitcher 12 million dollars?
Mariano Rivera got injured
Takashi Saito had no record in 4 games for Arizona, went on DL with a hamstring.
Darren Oliver pitched in 62 games to a 2.06 ERA
39 year old Bartolo Colon went 10-9. He was also suspended 50 games.
39 year old Derek Lowe was 9-11 with a 5.11 ERA
40 year old Andy Pettitte was 5-4 to a 2.87 ERA but missed much of the year.
You are familiar with the work of Miguel Batista and Jason Isringhuasen.
I won’t count Jamie Moyer in the discussion.
As for Dickey, a veteran agent suggested he might be seeking a deal similar to the one Oliver Perez signed with the Mets before the 2009 season – three years and around $36 million.
I love Dickey. I get that this is the one and only opportunity for big money. But I don’t see any reason the Mets need to rush to extend him.
He was a hard luck 8-13 in 2011. Would you take a $12 million 8-13 in 2015? No, people will be writing Stupid Mets columns.
The worst that happens is a two time Cy Young walks away at age 39.