Monday, November 14, 2011

Mets maybe interested in Matt Capps...

The Mets maybe interested in Matt Capps, Adam Rubin caught up to the agent for Capps at the GM meetings and had the following to say;

Paul Kinzer sees a match between client Matt Capps and the Mets, who need a closer. And Kinzer intimated there already had been dialogue between the parties.

“Yeah, I could see it,” Kinzer said about a fit with the Mets.

Asked if he had seen the interest already, Kinzer smiled and repeated: “I could see it.” source ESPN NY

Capps is a 28 y/o right handed reliever, the good in obtaining Capps is that he's healthy and not coming back from an injury the bad is that he has struggled to keep the closers role.  Capps played his first five seasons with the Pirates in which he had a 3.61 ERA and amassed 67 saves. In Pittsburgh he never had more then 27 saves as he was mostly the set-up man for Mike González and Salomón Torres. 

After the 2009 season he was non-tendered and signed a one year deal with The Nats for 3.5M.  He only played a half a season in Washington where he earned 26 saves with an ERA 2.74.  He was traded mid-season to the Twins where he took over closing for Jon Rauch, he ended the season with 27 saves and an ERA of 2.00. 

He re-signed with the Twins for the 2011 season at 7.15M, he would go back and forth with Joe Nathan in the closer's role.  Making 69 appearances but only recording 15 saves with an ERA of 4.25.

Capps has a mid-nineties fastball and a nasty slider...