Monday, May 7, 2007

Lawrence to the Mets?

Looks like Brian Lawrence, Northwestern State product, could be a New Orleans Zephyr if all goes well in a physical.

Lawrence is close to signing a minor league contract with the New York Mets, less than one month after his release by the Colorado Rockies. Should Lawrence find his sinker and a little more velocity on his fastball, he could be a nice fit in the back end of the Mets rotation.

Given the Mets play in a pitcher's park, Lawrence is worth the gamble. The Mets already have started such luminaries as Chan Ho Park, Jorge Sosa and Mike Pelphrey this season. Granted Pelphrey should be much better than the other two. After all, he's a rookie.

Still, nice gamble by the Mets, who have nothing left to lose and just about nothing left at the end of their rotation.


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