After weeks of being “close” with veteran free-agent catcher Bengie Molina, the Mets can finally move on. Molina signed a cheaper contract to remain with the San Francisco Giants, allowing the Mets to focus on acquiring another arm for the pitching staff. Free agent pitcher Ben Sheets, who missed all of last season with an arm injury, auditioned for multiple teams yesterday and received mixed reviews. However, the majority of these reviews were positive and made it seem that Sheets would be able to pitch effectively in 2010. Sheets does need to be approached by the Mets with caution because of his injury. The Mets do not want to relive the 2009 season that was nothing but a disabled list disaster.
In other news, MLB.com has reported that free-agent first baseman Carlos Delgado has signed with his former team, the Toronto Blue Jays. The 37 year old Delgado played winter ball in Puerto Rico this off-season after his 2009 campaign was cut short due to injury. The Blue Jays have refused to comment on the situation likely due to the fact that he has not yet followed through with a physical.