In November, the Mets allowed the Baltimore Orioles to out bid them for 32 year old right-handed Chad Bradford's services, refusing to match Baltimore's three-year, $10.5 million offer.
Today, the Mets reached a preliminary agreement with 33 year old left-handed reliever Scott Schoeneweis on a $10.8 million, three-year contract.
Chad Bradford's career numbers: 27-18, 3.40 ERA, 6.16 K's per 9 innings
Scott Showenwise's career numbers: 43-47, 5.01 ERA, 5.18 K's per 9 innings
More career numbers:
Batting average against:
K's to BB's ratio:
Schonwiezer: 21 (in 818 innings)
Bradford: 4 (in 381 innings)
OK, to be fair I'll give you one thing that Showinwise has over Chad Bradford. For the past three seasons, left handed hitters have a .402 on base percentage against Chad Bradford. Scotty Boy has kept lefties to .295 OBP. For that reason (presumably), his wallet is also now $300,000 heavier.