Tim Redding Signs With Mets

This is kind of a “ho-hum” signing for the Mets. It’s certainly not the big-deal Derek Lowe signing that we’ve all been waiting for. Tim Redding agreed to a one year contract with the Mets for $2.25 million with incentives that could take the deal to $3 million.

Redding may be a servicable starter, and I stress “may be” in this sentence. He’ll be competing for the fifth spot in the rotation with Jon Niese, Bobby Parnell, Nelson Figueroa, and whomever else the Mets bring in.

I don’t think we’ll be seeing a big introduction at Citi Field for Redding. He’s coming off somewhat of a career year with the Nationals last season at 10-11 with a 4.95 ERA. It’s not anything to get crazy about. He’s a guy that you just hope can get through five innings without killing your chance to win the game. He’s never pitched 200 innings/season in his seven year career.

You can his full career stats at Baseball Reference.

Flickr photo courtesy of dbking.

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Author: Dave Doyle

Although I don’t have a degree in journalism, I love writing about the New York Mets. I’m the typical writer without access. My only accessibility to the Mets is sitting in the stands (often the upper tank) and watching on TV like most fans. I’m not a member of the media, just a fan expressing opinions.

3 thoughts on “Tim Redding Signs With Mets”

  1. While I too am not thrilled about the Redding deal . keep in mind he had 3 wins against Philly, and his bullpen blew 7 leads after he left game. that equals santana as league leader.

    1. Good point, maybe I came off like a Yankee fan in this post. I certainly don’t expect the Mets to have an All-Star at every position like the Yanks. But this signing isn’t really that significant in my mind. If they can get a good season out of Redding, that’s great. If not, no big loss.

  2. I want to see what else the Mets do with the starting pitching before deciding if this is a good signing. For example, if the Mets end up signing Lowe or Perez and Redding is the 5th starter, fine, no problem. BUT if the Mets do not sign another pitcher that is of the caliber of Lowe or Perez and now Redding is the 4th starter, then I have a problem.

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