Several media reports today state that the New York Mets have offered free agent pitcher Tim Redding a contract. Redding was 10-11 with a 4.95 ERA for the Washington Nationals last season. Redding is a 30 year old right-hander who was non-tendered by the Nationals after last season.
I have to believe that Omar Minaya offered him a one year deal, the thought being that he could compete for the fifth spot in the rotation. Hopefully, he’ll accept a minor league contract. If he doesn’t make the majors he could keep working in Buffalo at Triple-A and come up if a spot start is needed. This is another guy that I’d have to think would have more value to another team. He could certainly take a spot in the rotation of a smaller market team.