As the first few notes of “I will remember you” by Sarah Mclachlan plays, Andrew Heaney reflects on the transaction that, in the space of a couple of hours, sent him from the Marlins to the Dodgers to the Angels:
Now, if you excuse me, I’m off to read Tom Shales’ expansive oral history of the Andrew Heaney: the Dodgers years.
Jon Heyman reports that the Mets are interested in free agent pitcher Rick Porcello and have been speaking to his agent.
Porcello is coming off a pretty dreadful 2019 season in which he went 14-12 with a 5.52 ERA in 32 starts. That ERA was the worst in the majors among qualified starters. He’s also pretty homer happy. But (a) he’s durable; and (b) a change of scenery and a move to a more pitcher-friendly division and park might do him some good, so it’s not like he’s a bad guy for the Mets to be looking at. He’s only going to be 31 next season and he’s just a year removed from a decent season.
There are far worse bounceback candidates.