Sep 13, 2013; New York, NY, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher LaTroy Hawkins (32) pitches during the ninth inning against the Miami Marlins at Citi Field. Mets won 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

7 Mets Are Now Free Agents


With the Red Sox winning the World Series last night, thus ending the 2013 baseball season, seven Mets became free agents this morning.

The players who are now free agents?  David Aardsma, Tim Byrdak, Pedro Feliciano, Frank Francisco, Aaron Harang, LaTroy Hawkins, and Daisuke Matsuzaka.

With those players now free agents, the Mets also reinstated seven players from the 60-day disabled list and placed them back on the 40-man roster.  Those players are Ike Davis, Josh Edgin, Matt Harvey, Jeremy Hefner, Jenrry Mejia, Bobby Parnell, and Scott Rice.

At present, the Mets’ 40-man roster is at 36.  However, the Mets will soon have to add players who they wish to protect from the Rule 5 draft – meaning that more cuts are likely coming.

Thoughts:

Of the players who became free agents, the majority of them will likely be moving on from the Mets.

The club is interested in bringing LaTroy Hawkins back, but he’ll reportedly test the market first.

Aside from Hawkins, the Mets should be open to bringing back Aaron Harang to compete for the fifth spot in the rotation with the youngsters, and perhaps David Aardsma on a minor league deal.

 

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Tags: New York Mets