Posted by Mack Ade at 1:51 PM
Working out a deal with Baltimore for the services of LHRP Brian Matusz seems like the right thing to do at this point in camp.
He’s only being paid $3.2 million in his third year of arbitration. The 27-year old was 2-3, 3.48, in 63 appearances, for the Orioles last year.
The Mets are interested, but only if Baltimore eats some of the money. I sometimes shake my head at the audacity of things like this. The guy is a proven lefty out of the pen, is having a killer spring (four scoreless innings earlier this week), and you have absolutely bupkis coming out of pen that throws with their left hand.
I’m a big fan of Sandy Alderson but sometimes he has to realize that you must overpay sometimes when you’re behind the eight ball.
I’m not that sure if Matusz is available, but, if he is, this would be a no brainer for me.