Jayson Stark’s Rumblings and Grumblings column today contains a few Mets references:
- The list of managers that the Mets will be looking at for 2009
- The Mets have some interest in the Cincinnati Reds’ Ryan Freel
He also talks about the Phillies desire to bolster their starting pitching via trade. He says that they’ve looked at C.C. Sabathia, A.J. Burnett, Bronson Arroyo, Jared Washburn, and will be looking at Erik Bedard. Their problem is that they don’t have much left in the minors for a trade. So they’d have to “empty the tank” to make a deal.
Ryan Freel would be a nice fit with the Mets. His scrappy play and ability to play the infield and outfield would certainly be an asset for the Mets aging, injury-prone roster. His current line is .298/ .340/ .359 with 6 SB’s in 131 at-bats.