I wouldn't have necessairily minded getting a more reliable option then El Duque. Particuarly if they could have gotten a decent chip to add to our depleated farm system in the process, but it would have been probably hard to find a taker for him. I still kinda wish they could find a way to bring Lohse in for depth purposes, but that seems unlikely.Orlando Hernandez-S-Mets Feb. 25 - 4:30 pm et
According to SI.com's Jon Heyman, the Mets shopped Orlando Hernandez prior to the start of the spring with the idea that they could sign Kyle Lohse to replace him.
There apparently wasn't much interest in El Duque. His $6.5 million salary isn't unreasonable, but it's still a tough sell when he only figures to make 20-25 starts and might not be healthy come playoff time.