Mets to Meet with Reps for Izturis, Garcia, & Johan Today

According to David Lennon of Newsday, the Mets plan to meet with the representatives fro free agents Cesar Izturis, Freddy Garcia, and Johan Santana today.

October 7, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Freddy Garcia (50) pitches the second inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in game four of the National League divisional series playoff baseball game at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

It was reported recently that the Mets have interest in both Izturis (in a backup role) and Santana (on an incentive laden deal).

If the club was to sign either Johan Santana or Freddy Garcia, it would likely take the other one off the table.


As was noted yesterday, I don’t understand the interest in Izturis.  The Mets would be better off going with Wilfredo Tovar, who is already on the 40-man roster.

As far as Garcia and Santana are concerned, the Mets would likely be bringing either of them on board as fifth starter competition fodder – and that’s perfectly fine.


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Topics: Cesar Izturis, Freddy Garcia, Johan Santana, New York Mets

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  • Ken Meoni

    What was it, about 5 years ago, when the Mets determined Garcia was done and they wouldn’t sign him? I heard they are back in on Arroyo.

  • Herb G

    I don’t get it with the Colons at $10+ million, the Garcias (at $??) the Arroyos at 2 or 3 years. There are good inexpensive options out there; Johan, Dice-K, Harang, Neimann. We could probably sign all four cheaper than 1 Arroyo or Colon.