Friday, January 9, 2009
METS ROUNDUP: LOWE MEETS BRAVES IN ATLANTA, FEELER PUT OUT ON ROCKIES' OUTFIELDER, SCOUTS TO WATCH FORMER NATS' CLOSER CORDERO THROW
Free-agent starter Derek Lowe visited the Atlanta Braves today, who severed ties with longtime pitcher John Smoltz, who, according to the Boston Globe, rejected an 11th hour plea from Manager Bobby Cox to stay in the south. The Mets, according to several news reports, are considered still to be the favorites in signing Lowe to a contract. Meanwhile, the Denver Post's Troy Renck posted a one-sentence item saying the Mets have interest in Rockies' outfielder Cory Sullivan, who Colorado didn't offer a new contract. Lastly, former Washington Nationals' closer Chad Cordero is scheduled to throw for scouts from several Major League teams including the Mets. Cordero has had arm troubles plaguing him the last two seasons.
Posted by Gil Griffin at 12:52 AM