Is Washburn a Good Fit For The Mets?

Jason KimCorrespondent IApril 9, 2010

NEW YORK - JULY 01:  Jarrod Washburn #56 of the Seattle Mariners pitches against the New York Yankees on July 1, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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The New York Mets will already be missing Carlos Beltran.

Their pitching staff is still questionable due to injuries.

Mets fans: forget about the 2009 season.

They couldn't get Bengie Molina or Joel Pineiro this offseason. The season is already underway, but is Jarrod Washburn a good fit for the New York Mets?

He had a red hot 1st half, and wound up being traded to the Detroit Tigers but struggled. 

But his overall stats were solid: 9-9  3.78 ERA

He is also durable, with 28 starts last season, and allows less than a hit per inning. So the question is: why hasn't Omar Minaya thought about signing this reliable veteran pitcher: a STARTING pitcher? There were no rumors either on signing him.

Washburn would come cheap as a signing in April, but the Mets can still use him from May to the end of the season, serving as a long reliever or a starter to fill in to a rotation spot if the Mets are hit by the injury bug once again this year. 

New York called up several pitchers last season and half of the time it did not go too well.

Therefore, Jarrod Washburn would be a great fit into the Mets' rotation or pitching staff, wouldn't he?