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.
The print version of my book is Send The Beer Guy is now available!
The Kindle ebook version of Send The Beer Guy: Mets Fan, Mets Vendor, Mets Police is available now: ON SALE NOW JUST $2.99