Redding Becomes Another "NY Nat"

Posted by Cheryl Nichols | Monday, January 12, 2009 | , | 4 comments »

Photo (c) Cheryl Nichols

Pending a physical examination, Tim Redding is now a New York Met. Or as a group of us call the Mets players that have been with the Nats recently, a "New York Nat."

The Mets and the right-handed starting pitcher have agreed in principle to a one-year deal worth roughly $2.25 million. Redding, 30, made just $1 million last year in base salary with the Nationals and was non-tendered at end of season.

It is rumored that the Mets are still looking at other free-agent starting pitchers, however, I am guessing that Redding with end up as the fifth starter in the rotation.

I was still clinging onto hope that the Nationals would bring Tim back this season. Tim was our only double digit winning pitcher and he was a good leader for the young pitching staff. Not to mention that he is a very nice guy and would always chat with fans and sign autographs.

Congratulations on your big raise Tim and the opportunity to play in two brand new ballparks in two seasons.

Tim Redding will be missed in Washington!

Photo (c) Cheryl Nichols

4 comments

  1. denise // January 12, 2009 at 4:16 PM  

    We wish Tim all the best in NY. It will truly be fun going up to CitiField in 2009. I am planning more than one visit to see my second favorite team. Redding, Schneider, Church--we'll feel right at home!!!
    Thanks for a great two years Tim. You are great person and we feel fortunate to have gotten to know you.

  2. DMan // January 13, 2009 at 1:06 PM  

    Another penny wise and pound foolish decision by our "impressive" front office. I know Redding is no all star, but you still need quality pros for the 3-5 spots. What's the over under on whether both Johnson and Hill will be on the IR by the All Star break? Again. Mets filled the gap for me after the Senators, so I wish all our expatriot Nats with them well. Good luck Tim-may!

  3. DMan // January 13, 2009 at 1:06 PM  

    Another penny wise and pound foolish decision by our "impressive" front office. I know Redding is no all star, but you still need quality pros for the 3-5 spots. What's the over under on whether both Johnson and Hill will be on the IR by the All Star break? Again. Mets filled the gap for me after the Senators, so I wish all our expatriot Nats with them well. Good luck Tim-may!

  4. Cheryl Nichols // January 13, 2009 at 3:39 PM  

    Not a very nice post about Redding.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/touchingbase/2009/01/mets-fans-should-be-dreading-r.html