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Carl Pavano and the Mets have “mutual interest”

Jan 7, 2013, 1:49 PM EDT

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Carl Pavano tried to talk the Twins and Marlins into reunions, but they weren’t interested. So now he’s trying to go back to New York, with the Mets.

Pavano’s agent told Andy McCullough of the Newark Star Ledger that there’s “mutual interest” between the two sides, but so far talks are “very preliminary.”

Pavano’s velocity and strikeout rate have been dropping for a while now and he missed most of last season with a shoulder injury, throwing 63 innings with a ghastly 6.00 ERA before finally shutting things down.

At age 37 he might still have another season or two in him as a decent back-of-the-rotation starter, but even that’s far from a sure thing and it’s hard to imagine teams wanting to give him anything beyond a minor-league deal.

  1. mtr75 - Jan 7, 2013 at 1:58 PM

    A mutual interest and a mutual goal: with any luck, mediocrity.

  2. mtr75 - Jan 7, 2013 at 1:59 PM

    This is the MLB equivalent of dumpster diving.

    • fanofevilempire - Jan 7, 2013 at 2:08 PM

      remember when this guy fell running to first base and sprained his ass, while rehabbing
      he crashed his car in Boca Fl..

      this guy has to be good for a couple laughs, that alone is worth a few dollars

      I posted that the Mets don’t know what to do with money, you see what I mean.

      oh boy!

    • tuberippin - Jan 8, 2013 at 2:10 AM

      The Mets do with pitching what the Rays do with DHs: scrape the bottom of the barrel. To each team’s credit, they have recent histories of striking oil (Mets with R.A. Dickey from 2010 to last season, Rays with Carlos Pena when they went to the WS in 2008).

  3. j0esixpack - Jan 7, 2013 at 2:01 PM

    Man, this guy is still around? How many millions has Pavano made in a mediocre career?

    Of course most of that is thanks to the Yankees during his many years on the injured list.

  4. kappy32 - Jan 7, 2013 at 2:02 PM

    That $160 million influx of cash is really paying off!!! Carl Pavano as our #5!!! Can’t wait!!!! ::SARCASM::

    • fanofevilempire - Jan 7, 2013 at 2:10 PM

      the Mets better get that soccer thing going at citi real soon………

  5. proudlycanadian - Jan 7, 2013 at 2:30 PM

    I have no desire to dump on the Mets. Actually, I have a warm and fuzzy feeling towards both the Mets and the Marlins.

    • mtr75 - Jan 7, 2013 at 3:00 PM

      Yeah, it’s like picking on the retarded kid.

      • mtr75 - Jan 7, 2013 at 4:30 PM

        I’m sorry, the retarded person.

    • mazblast - Jan 8, 2013 at 1:46 AM

      Like that warm and fuzzy feeling you get when you pee in your pants.

      As for Pavano, perhaps he should consider his “life’s work” at this point. He had a sometimes decent, lucrative career. Time to find that HS coaching job and “give something back to the community”.

  6. giantssb42champs - Jan 7, 2013 at 3:08 PM

    This is a pretty sick joke.

  7. Old Gator - Jan 7, 2013 at 9:37 PM

    At 37, it was a waste of time talking to the Feesh. They only want ballplayers whose testicles haven’t dropped yet.

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