Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Dodgers Still Pining For Pineiro

According to ESPN.com's Rumor Central (no link), the Dodgers and Mets are both still chasing Cardinals starter Joel Pineiro (apologies to Neil Tennant and Chris (not Derek) Lowe):

Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports said via Twitter that the Dodgers are working on a way to sign Pineiro in light of their fiscal constraints. Ed Price of AOL Fanhouse tweeted that the Mets and Pineiro are talking about a two-year deal for about $15.5 million.

Pineiro was believed to be looking for three years at a salary right around what the Brewers gave Randy Wolf, which is more than $9 million per season. At this point, has his price come down?

If we can get a Randy-Wolf-like performance (2009 W-L of 11-7, with an ERA+ of 122) from Pineiro (2009 W-L of 15-12, with an ERA+ of 118), at a discount to what Wolf's signing price with the Brewers, that's excellent. Last season, Pineiro pitched almost an identical number of innings to Wolf (214.0 vs 214.1) but notched only around half as many Ks as Wolf (105 vs 160). Still, with the holes we've got in our starting ro'? I'll take it.

7 comments:

rbnlaw said...

If Pineiro is a smart feller, we will avoid the Mets at all costs. Good closer and decent infield, but too many questions in the OF with Bay getting lost in the vast expanse of LF.

Come over to the Blue Side, Joel.

rbnlaw said...

*he will avoid the Mets.

Although "we" should as well.

Steve Sax said...

I will avoid the Mets.

Dusty Baker said...

Mets are dead to me.

Josh S. said...

Much like success, I will avoid the Mets.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I will avoid the Mets as if, well, as if they were like their old stadium: unstable and smelly.

rbnlaw said...

It's u-nanny-moose.