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