According to MIKE PUMA: Mets armed for trade
Alderson is believed to have inquired about the Cubs’ Tom Gorzelanny, who made $800,000 last season and wouldn’t break the Mets’ shoestring budget even if he were to double that number in arbitration. According to reports, the Cubs have been aggressively shopping the lefty, who went 7-9 with a 4.09 ERA last season. The Mets like the fact Gorzelanny would bring strikeout potential to a rotation — which includes Mike Pelfrey, R.A. Dickey and Jon Niese
– that largely relies on opponents putting the ball in play.
So that all sounds great. A 27 year old, CHEAP, LHP with a consistent above average K/9 and a decent ERA in Wrigley as a LH. Yet why are the Cubs looking to move a cheap and team controlled pitcher from a staff that lost Lilly. A team that has more bloated contracts than even the Mets. Of course you could say “Because they are the Cubs”. Does that excuse fly with you? Is it because they believe they could get a great return? I don’t see it. As much as I like him, he’s not Matt Garza here. I can’t imagine a return greater than the depth he provides them.
So that being said, it’s time for some fun. Lets assume he is on the market. Lets also assume Sandy is interested. What would it take and what would you be prepared to give?