Fernando Salas- RHP- New York Mets/ Los Angeles Angels in 2016
The New York Mets acquired Salas from the Angels at the end of August last season and he did not disappoint. Salas kept Mets fans happy with his 2.08 ERA while fanning 19 and only surrendering 11 hits in 17.1 innings of work in the Big Apple. He finished the season with a 3.91 ERA in 75 appearances.
The 31-year-old owns a career 3.64 ERA in 391 relief appearances with the Cardinals, Angels and Mets. Salas has limited lefties to a .239 average in his career while righties struggle at .225. Salas made $2.4 million last season and would be a bargain at that price in this market.
Jerry Blevins- LHP- New York Mets in 2016
Jerry Blevins is coming off an outstanding 2016 campaign for the New York Mets. The 33-year-old southpaw was an ever-reliable commodity out the bullpen for Manager Terry Collins. Blevins toed the rubber 73 times, posting a 2.79 ERA while whiffing 52 in 42 innings of work.
Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet tweeted yesterday that Blevins was still a possibility for the Blue Jays.
Blevins shows no mercy versus lefties owning them to a .214 opposition batting average while righties get their revenge a little touching him up for a .243 career mark.
The lefty specialist earned $4 million last season and could be in line to double that yearly wage before it is all said and done.
Blevins side note- Kendrys Morales is hitting .167 off Blevins going 2 for 12 with 3 K’s in 14 plate appearances.