Thursday, January 25, 2007

Have No Fear Victor is Here

Just when you were doubting the strength of the Mets rotation, a story like this pops up. Apparently, New York is showing more than just interest in regards to one Victor Zambrano.

Free-agent pitcher Victor Zambrano is still a possibility to re-sign, according to a person close to those negotiations, but nothing is expected to be finalized in the near future.

Zambrano, who has offers from other clubs on the table, is still recovering from surgery last May for a torn ligament in his right elbow. The Venezuelan right-hander has been inconsistent in his three years with the Mets, compiling a record of 10-14 and an ERA of 4.25, but is another arm for the team's depleted rotation.

Not sure if they remember that Zambrano walks more people than an AIDS March, but the Mets definitely have a plan. I think the objective is to sign any replacement level pitcher available and hope the National League is accommodating. Not much of a plan. Jorge Sosa and Victor Zambrano in the back of a rotation do not exactly strike fear into NL East compatriots Ryan Howard, Miguel Cabrera, or Andruw Jones.

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