Monday, May 17, 2010

Mets have payroll available for a pitcher

The New York Daily News' Andy Martino says the Mets have enough flexibility to add a starter:

The Mets know they need pitching and, according to sources, they will have the payroll flexibility to add a top starter if they remain in contention...

...Though the Mets have been in contact with several teams about pitching, all conversations have been preliminary. In any season, trade talks do not usually heat up until June. It is therefore too early to gauge the team’s chances of landing a big-name pitcher such as Houston’s Roy Oswalt. It is not clear, however, that they will have the trade chips. Their top prospects, Ike Davis and Jenrry Mejia, are now major leaguers, and their third-best prospect, outfielder Fernando Martinez, is on the triple-A disabled list with a hamstring strain.