Capuano sounds like a goner
November, 14, 2011
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com
Capuano, coming off his second Tommy John surgery, had a base salary of $1.5 million in his inaugural season as a Met. But he ended up earning $3.925 million with incentives. And now he could command a multi-year deal with a significant base salary because he has reestablished himself following the elbow procedure.
Asked if Capuano was a goner, Alderson said: “I wouldn’t say definitely. But I know one thing that we have to be aware of here is that we sign a player for one year here under the right circumstances that we not get too carried away with the relationship going forward. There’s sort of a history here of signing a guy for a year, he does pretty well, sign him for a couple of years or what have you and things don’t go as well. That’s not with respect to Chris necessarily, but as a general rule we will take a look at these things from the perspective of today as opposed to the perspective of a year ago.”
The Mets need to sign rotation depth who can compete with Dillon Gee and otherwise be assigned to the bullpen or Triple-A Buffalo.