May 31, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey (37) delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Seattle Mariners at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Mets “Open” to Mike Pelfrey Reunion


According to Adam Rubin of ESPN, the Mets have RHP Mike Pelfrey on a long list of starting pitchers they will look at this offseason. As of now, though, the front office has not been active in pursuing the former Met.

In 2013, his first season returning from Tommy John Surgery, Pelfrey went 5-13 with a 5.19 ERA in 29 starts for the Twins.

Thoughts:

As a former first-round pick for the Mets in 2005, Pelfrey failed to live up to the hype.

I never thought he had the right mentality to play in a big city like New York because it always seemed as though the media and pressure got to him.

That being said, Pelfrey did show some potential in his years with the team, particularly in 2010 when he won 15 games and pitched to a 3.66 ERA. If he were to be brought back for the 2014 season as a fifth starter with a low salary, I can potentially see a reunion. However, as Rubin notes, there are plenty of other options the team can look to, including bringing back Daisuke Matsuzaka.

 

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