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The Mets have reportedly shown interest in signing RHP Carl Pavano to fill their vacant spot in the starting rotation.

Jan. 21: The Rockies are aggressively pursuing Pavano and Derek Lowe (Renck, Denver Post).

Jan. 8: Pavano is talking with six teams, including the Mets (McCarron, Daily News).

Jan. 7: The Mets have had very preliminary discussions with the agents for Pavano (McCullough, Star Ledger).

Jan. 4: The Mets are considering signing Pavano (Davidoff, New York Post).

Jan. 2: The Mets are looking to sign a starting pitcher to a one-year deal (Cerrone,

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Stats: Pavano, who turns 37 in January, went 2-5 with a 6.00 ERA in only 11 starts in 2012, allowing 80 hits with eight walks and nine home runs in 63 innings. He missed most of the season with a bone spur in his right humerus bone.

Contract: Pavano just completed a two-year, $16.5 million contract he signed with the Twins before the 2011 season.

Pavano has had one of the strangest pitching careers in recent memory. He has historically pitched to a lot of contact but is a control artist who limits bases on balls which in turn limits the damage allowed. When he’s right, Pavano can be one of the more solid and dependable right-handers in the game. But I’m not sure how he might fare back in New York, considering how badly his first go-around was in this city with the Yankees.


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