Dale Thayer is a Free Man

The journey will continue for the journeyman reliever. Dale Thayer was granted his free agency today, after spending the 2011 season with the Mets. The right-hander enjoyed a very solid 10.3 innings with the team, posting a 3.48 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, and walk-less campaign. Thayer also owned a dominant 2.66 ERA, 0.97 WHIP, and 4.40 K/BB in 71 innings at Triple-A for the Mets.

I’m sure Sandy Alderson will attempt to re-sign Thayer to a Minor League deal, but given his moderate success, there’s a slight chance some team out there might provide the 30 year-old with a better shot at making the big league club out of Spring Training.

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  • Metsense

    Does anyone know why a 30 year old reliever with decent numbers wasn’t given more of a chance in a depleted K-Rod-less bullpen in 2011? I heard on a broadcast that he didn’t pitch ahead in the count, but that could have been said about the whole bullpen in general. It sounds like he got a rotten deal.

  • risingapple

    He might have gotten a rotten deal, but I don’t expect him to replicate his Triple-A numbers in the Majors next season. Hopefully the Mets can re-sign him for Minor League depth. @Metsense