The Mets are basically checking in with anyone who has had some success and is coming off a downturn, the first one to take a one year deal for low base salary will be here.
One of the more interesting names mentioned by Ken Davidoff of the NY Post is Shaun Marcum.
The 31 y/o right handed starting pitcher carries a lifetime ERA of 3.76 in seven years and five of those years were in the tough AL East with Toronto.
He missed all of 2009 due to TJ surgery and last year only pitched 120 innings after being on the 60 day DL with elbow tightness.
For two seasons 2010-2011 he pitched 200 innings to an ERA under 4 with an average WHIP of 1.15 and 13 wins for the Brewers...
In fact, Pavano isn’t even the only member of the 2012 Twins who sits on the Mets’ radar. The club also has reached out to left-hander Francisco Liriano and many of the other remaining free-agent pitchers, including 2011 and 2012 Met Chris Young and Shaun Marcum, who spent the last two seasons with Milwaukee. source NY Post