When the Mets signed Chris Capuano between the 2010 and 2011 seasons, he had thrown just 66 innings in the big leagues since the end of the 2007 season. He wasn't great for the Mets that year, posting a 4.55 ERA and 4.04 FIP in 186 innings of work, but he had some very good starts, including one of the best in team history.
Since leaving the Mets for a two-year gig with the Dodgers, he has been a bit more effective, with a 3.91 ERA and 3.81 FIP in 304 innings. Four of his twenty appearances last year came out of the bullpen, though was exclusively a starter the year before and made 33 starts.
Given the Mets' desire to bring in a veteran starting pitcher to compete for a spot in the rotation with Jenrry Mejia and the Mets' other minor league pitchers, the 35-year-old lefty could make some sense. Unfortunately, according to Buster Olney, Capuano is looking for a two-year deal and willing to wait for one to sign. It wouldn't be a shock for him to get that contract somewhere, but it's hard to imagine the Mets would be interested at that price.