While the Mets, Phillies, and some other clubs are interested in Rangers LHP Mike Minor, Texas probably isn’t in such a rush to move the former first rounder, not at least just yet. As the season goes on, it’s obvious that injuries happen, this is something Mets fans are certainly familiar with.
So waiting it out till June or July will give the Rangers additional leverage and they should absolutely capitalize on the situation, at least from a GM’s standpoint. Many Mets fans are wondering what it would take to acquire the left handed starter and the answer is hard to call. There may be a third team involved, Texas may want to dump additional salary, quite frankly, there are many variables.
But as of now, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News is reporting that the Rangers haven’t received any phone calls, in regards to Minor and that organizations are likely in the stages of scouting the pitcher. This is something that of course that is common practice within Major League Baseball and doesn’t necessarily mean anything this early in the season.
April 17- Bob Nightengale is reporting that the Mets are one of the teams interested in Texas Rangers LHP Mike Minor. Minor is signed through 2020 while making a modest $9.5M per year and has experience pitching in the N.L. East.
Minor’s name floated around during the off-season due to the stall in the Free Agent market and is once again creating a buzz after pitching a complete game shutout vs the Anaheim Angels this week.
The former Atlanta Braves first rounder has pitched in 4 games this season, going 27.2 innings while striking out 22 (7.2 K/9) with an impressive 2.60 ERA and 0.94 WHIP. His record is 2-1 and is slated to take on the Oakland Athletics, this upcoming Monday.