docjj wrote:The Mets are going to non-tender Mike Pelfrey. Now, he's coming off TJ surgery and he's a Bore-A$$ client. But he's 28 and most guys bounce back from TJ surgery nicely. He's not a strikeout pitcher and his career BB:K rate is poor- which is surprising because he's a huge guy (6'7 250 lb).
Also, the Royals are shopping Billy Butler. The Mariners are trying hard to land him. The O's may have some young pitching the Royals crave- Matusz and Arrieta. Any interest here?
Pelfrey would be worth a 250K minor league signing bonus with a May 1st opt out clause. IMO he would really benefit from working with Rick Peterson, but with Boras he'll probably end up demanding a ML contract and just take the most money offered him. For his sake I hope his career survives that.
Butler can flat out HIT but he's a natural DH and Buck seems to want to use that lineup spot for fielders that need ABs. I could see KC and Seattle getting into a bidding war over him because they both NEED his bat.