Posted by Mack Ade at 2:51 PM
Sources tell me the deal will be dne by Saturday night, Sunday the latest.
4 years + a 5th year team option
No amount of monies have been disclosed as of yet
If this is done... and I assume my info is accurate... OP will be slotted into the SP2 slot. Slotting is a big thing in negotiating. Many people think it is only money and amount of years, but players want their suites, and red jelly beans, as well as an earlier slotting.
The Mets may; however, slot him SP3 to mix up the lefties and righties. If they do, Pelfrey probably gets the SP2 because of his proven ability last year to last a little longer than Maine.
Maine would be pushed to SP4 followed by Redding, with Garcia and Figueroa in Buffalo, being flown up for the spot starts.
Watch for both Garcia and Figueroa not to pitch back to back in Buffalo. They will spread the two of them out so all ends of a possible slot start become available to them without missing a rotational spot.
As for Niese, bummer dude. You go back and pitch SP1 for the Bisons with Holt and Gee right up your arse.