Has signed a 2 year deal with the Angels for 16 million. The Mets reportedly had a 2 year-15 million dollar contract on the table. It is clear he preferred the Angels, which is fine, as I'm not sold he's a great pitcher. I think he is an average pitcher that had a very good year last year, a lot of which may be contributed to Dave Duncan.
Yesterday, Doug Davis (who I had no interest in from the beginning), signed with the Brewers. That's fine by me.
So the remaining free agents of note are Ben Sheets, whom we've discussed numerous times, and Jon Garland, whom I view as an innings eater who will be league average to slightly above average. C Wang and E Bedard are two other pitchers available, but neither will be available to start the season until May at the earliest, so the market has not developed for them as of yet.
John Smoltz has been mentioned/linked to the Mets recently, but I don't think he has the stamina/endurance to last a full season as a starter, so he doesn't have much appeal if he is our 2nd biggest signing of the off-season behind Bay. I love his competitiveness, but how many bullets does that arm have left?