Showing posts with label Chris Capuano. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Chris Capuano. Show all posts

Friday, December 02, 2011

Capuano gets 2 year deal with Dodgers


The Dodgers are closing in on a two-year, $10MM deal with left-hander Chris Capuano that will round out the team's rotation and may signify the end of Hiroki Kuroda's tenure in Los Angeles. Capuano joins Clayton Kershaw, Chad Billingsley, Ted Lilly and Nathan Eovaldi in the Dodgers' rotation after a bounce-back season with the Mets. He has the chance to earn $1MM in incentives.

Capuano, who has had two Tommy John surgeries, didn’t pitch in the Major Leagues in 2008 or 2009. He returned to the Brewers in 2010 and pitched effectively, mostly out of the bullpen. Then, in 2011, he posted a 4.55 ERA with 8.1 K/9, 2.6 BB/9 and a 42.7% ground ball rate in 186 innings for the Mets.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Sandy Alderson thinks that Capuano has priced himself out of the Mets 2012 Rotation


According to Adam Rubin of ESPN NY Sandy Alderson left a strong impression that Chris Capuano's 2011 production had priced the southpaw out of the amount of money the Mets intend to pay for that role in 2012.

Capuano, coming off his second Tommy John surgery, had a base salary of $1.5 million in his inaugural season as a Met. But he ended up earning $3.925 million with incentives. And now he could command a multi-year deal with a significant base salary because he has reestablished himself following the elbow procedure.

Asked if Capuano was a goner, Alderson said: “I wouldn’t say definitely. But I know one thing that we have to be aware of here is that we sign a player for one year here under the right circumstances that we not get too carried away with the relationship going forward. There’s sort of a history here of signing a guy for a year, he does pretty well, sign him for a couple of years or what have you and things don’t go as well. That’s not with respect to Chris necessarily, but as a general rule we will take a look at these things from the perspective of today as opposed to the perspective of a year ago.”

The Mets need to sign rotation depth who can compete with Dillon Gee and otherwise be assigned to the bullpen or Triple-A Buffalo.

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Rumor Mill: Angel Pagan, Chris Capuano


The Mets have discussed Angel Pagan as a non-tender candidate, but they intend to offer him arbitration, according to Heyman (on Twitter).

MLBTR projects a $4.7MM salary for the center fielder in 2012.

Meanwhile, Chris Capuano is looking for a two-year deal, but the Mets prefer one-year bargains (Twitter link).

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Jose Reyes and six other Mets players file for free agency


According to the NY Daily News, Seven Mets were among the 148 major leaguers listed by the Players' Association as free agents Sunday, but all winter intrigue in Flushing will involve one name,  Jose Reyes.

In addition to Reyes, Willie Harris, Scott Hairston, Chris Young, Chris Capuano, Jason Isringhausen and Miguel Batista will be able to sign with other clubs starting at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday. Until then, teams have exclusive negotiating rights with their players.

As the Daily News reported Friday, the Mets will not sign Reyes during that period, and will allow other teams to set the market for the shortstop. Once that market is set - and team insiders are expecting the process to stretch into December or beyond - the Mets will decide if they consider it reasonable.

Beyond that slow-rolling drama, the Mets are highly unlikely to be high-end shoppers this offseason. If they do not re-sign Reyes, the team will look at the middle of that 148-player list, not the top. Albert Pujols, Prince Fielder and C.J. Wilson will wear other uniforms next season, as none of those top-tier names fits the Mets' needs and/or budget.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Rumor Mill: Capuano almost a Red Sox?


Looks like Chris Capuano will have to spend the next six days in non play-off contention with the rest of the Mets.

Earlier in the week according to the NY Post,  it almost wasn't such a certainty the veteran left-hander would finish the year in a Mets uniform.

This is after the Red Sox tried to acquire Capuano in a waiver deal, with the idea of using him to start Sunday's game against the Yankees, according to an industry source.

Capuano pitched yesterday's game for the Mets and allowed four earned runs over 4 2/3 innings in their wild 8-6 victory over the Cardinals at Busch Stadium. But as recently as Tuesday, the Mets were lining up a Plan B -- Miguel Batista -- for yesterday in the event Capuano was traded.

The deal never materialized because the Mets were not satisfied with Boston's offer of cash for Capuano, who can become a free agent after the season. The pitcher would have been ineligible for Boston's postseason roster, meaning the Red Sox would have been looking to rent Capuano for 1-2 appearances.

Capuano said he wasn't aware of the trade buzz until he had completed his start yesterday.
"I'm glad I didn't know about it," said Capuano, who grew up a Red Sox fan in Springfield, Mass. "It didn't happen, so I don't know if there is much more to talk about."

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson had no comment when asked about the Red Sox interest in Capuano. But Alderson hinted he recently had been approached by a team trying to make a deal for a player. Alderson said there were multiple factors in not trading.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Happy Recap : Game 130 - Braves at Mets - Capuano shuts down Braves


Final Score: New York 6, Atlanta 0

Chris Capuano blew through the Braves lineup, striking out a career-high 13 batters in a two-hit shutout Friday to lead the Mets to a 6-0 win.

Capuano (10-11) was perfect through four innings and didn't allow a walk, throwing 79 of his 122 pitches for strikes on the way to his third career shutout and fourth complete game.

The left-hander has probably never been better, but he wasn't the only thing keeping the Braves from scoring runs this weekend.

Friday's game was supposed to be the opener of a three-game series between the teams, but Saturday and Sunday's games were postponed because of the threat posed by Hurricane Irene.

Backing their pitcher with a consistent offensive push that took a while to pay off, the Mets had at least one baserunner in all eight innings while improving to 4-11 in their last 15 games.

Angel Pagan, Ruben Tejada and Lucas Duda each had three hits, while Duda and Justin Turner both smacked two-run doubles in the win.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Players that have cleared waivers and can be traded (barring a no-trade clause)


Here are some the players who cleared waivers. Once a player clears waivers, he can be traded to any team (barring a no-trade clause).

David DeJesus, Athletics - DeJesus has had a rough year but could at least be useful against right-handed pitching.

Hideki Matsui, Athletics - The Athletics have several waiver trade candidates, and Matsui's hot second half and low salary (owed less than $2MM the rest of the season) could make him a popular target.

Jason Bay, Mets - With Bay being owed at least $38.8MM through 2013, this was expected. It's only been 12 games, but Bay is at least having his first good month of 2011.

D.J. Carrasco, Mets - The Mets signed Carrasco to a two-year deal in December - their biggest acquisition of the offseason - but optioned him to Triple-A in April. He stayed there until mid-June.

Willie Harris, Mets - The versatile Harris has less than $200K left on his contract.

Angel Pagan, Mets - It's been a dismal year for Pagan, who may be in line for a non-tender after the season.

Chris Capuano, Mets - Capuano owns a 3.74 SIERA as of August 14th and earns only $1.5MM plus incentives, so it's hard to see why a few teams didn't place claims.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

News and Notes: K-Rod Back to Mets?, Capuano's Salary, Pelfrey and Mets Not A Long Term Marriage?


Francisco Rodriguez said he would consider returning to the Mets as a free agent this winter, reports Matt Ehalt for ESPN New York.

"I understand this is a business, they did what they needed to do and feel what they need to early in the year to trade me, (but) the door is still open," Rodriguez said. "I'm not the type of person that is going to burn bridges and say, no, I'm not coming this place because they trade me or whatever. I'm open-minded and open to come here to New York once again in the future."

Chris Capuano's 2011 salary currently stands at around $2.65MM, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York.

Capuano signed with New York for a base salary of $1.5MM last winter, but he is on pace to more than double that total thanks to incentives. Rubin notes that Capuano will receive $75K for each of his next seven starts, plus $550K if the southpaw can reach the 170-inning plateau.

Capuano threw 5 2/3 innings today, bringing his total to 145 1/3 innings pitched for the season.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Let's Make a deal: Jason Bay, Chris Capuano, DJ Carrasco, Willie Harris, and Angel Pagan clear waivers


According to Adam Rubin of ESPN NY,  Jason Bay,  Chris Capuano,  D.J. Carrasco, Willie Harris and  Angel Pagan have cleared waivers, a source told ESPNNewYork.com.

That does not mean any of the players will get traded. It merely mean they are eligible to be traded to any of the other 29 teams this month.

Bay is only in the second season of a four-year, $66 million deal, so going unclaimed makes sense. If a team would have put in a claim, the Mets could just have unloaded Bay's contract on the other team by letting the claim go through. Similarly, but with far less money at stake, Carrasco is in the first season of a two-year, $2.4 million deal.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Rumor Mill: Ken Rosenthal's possible Beltran destinations and other trade-able players


According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.com, the Giants, Phillies, Braves are the NL teams showing the strongest interest in Beltran, his sources say. 

The Red Sox, who would use Beltran in right field, also are in the mix. The Rangers like Beltran, but the bullpen is their greater priority.

Most of the Beltran talks thus far qualify as preliminary, sources say. The Mets expect to know more about each team’s intent by Monday, and after that they will start weeding out the suitors.

Once the Mets act on Beltran, they can listen more seriously to offers for some of their other players. The team, however, likely will proceed carefully. Club officials do not want to give up on the season entirely.

Rosenthal says the Mets likely will show a greater willingness to move potential free agents such as left-hander Chris Capuano, left-handed reliever Tim Byrdak, outfielder Scott Hairston and utility man Willie Harris.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Mets Notes: Capuano, Bay, Beltran


  • Chris Capuano awoke with some lingering soreness in his abdomen, but not enough to worry him. He pushed his work schedule back a day, and will test the muscle in a bullpen session on Sunday. With the off-day on Monday, manager Terry Collins could skip Capuano, but still keep the rest of the starters on rotation.
  • Collins hopes to use Jason Bay as his cleanup hitter against lefties.
  • Carlos Beltran will play designated hitter on Sunday. Lucas Duda will start on Saturday, but Collins does not know if he will DH.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Happy Recap : Game 75 - A's at Mets - Reyes/Capuano beat A's


Final Score: NY Mets 4, Oakland 1

Jose Reyes had two hits, two RBI and a run scored to back six scoreless innings by Chris Capuano to give New York a 4-1 victory over Oakland in the rubber match of a three-game interleague set from Citi Field.

Capuano (6-7) allowed five hits and did not issue a walk while striking out seven, but left the game due to a right oblique injury after the sixth inning.

Francisco Rodriguez tossed a perfect ninth inning to earn his 20th save of the year to give New York its third win in the last five games.

Graham Godfrey (1-1) allowed four runs -- two earned -- on six hits and two walks in Oakland's second straight loss after a six-game win streak.

The Mets got all the runs they would need after loading the bases with no outs in the second on consecutive singles by Jason Bay, Lucas Duda and Josh Thole. Capuano came up next and grounded into a 4-6-3 double play to score Bay and Reyes followed with a bouncer up the middle to bring home Duda to give New York a 2-0 lead.

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Happy Recap : 2011 Regular Season Game 60 - Mets at Brewers (Reyes, Capuano, K-Rod Combine for Win)


Final Score: New York 2, Milwaukee 1

Jose Reyes' two-run triple in the seventh inning was the difference, as the New York Mets clipped Milwaukee, 2-1, in the first of three between the clubs at Miller Park.

"He gets on base, gets us going. It's just great to have him back," said Mets manager Terry Collins of his shortstop, who extended his hit streak to 11 straight games.

Chris Capuano (4-6) worked six innings and allowed six hits and one run for the Mets, who have won three straight and four of five overall.

"I think he threw his fastball where he wanted to, kept it down consistently, to a place where it was hard to hit," said Brewers manager Ron Roenicke about the ex-Brewer, who returned to bedevil his old mates.

Francisco Rodriguez turned in a scoreless ninth to post his 17th save.

Prince Fielder's solo homer was the lone offense for the Brewers, who saw their four-game win streak snapped.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Chris Capuano vs Phillies: Let's Hope the his Hot Spots in his Fingers Stay Cool





Philadelphia Phillies Career statistics vs. Chris Capuano
BATTERABH2B3BHRRBIBBSOAVGOBPSLGOPS
Raul Ibanez2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Placido Polanco3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667
Jimmy Rollins12 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 .250 .308 .500 .808
Chase Utley8 1 0 0 0 1 3 3 .125 .333 .125 .458
Ryan Howard8 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 .375 .375 .375 .750
Carlos Ruiz5 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Totals388001435.211.279.289.569

Capuano said the "hot spot" on his left middle finger that started to become a concern in Houston did not become a full-fledged blister and should not be a problem during Saturday's start against the Yankees, ESPN New York reports. (about 6 days ago)

If all goes well for Capuano, he has pretty well faired well career wise against the Phillies. The Mets have to score runs for Cappy and prey for the best..

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Pelfrey and Capuano Visit Brooklyn Students


Despite an 11th inning loss in gloomy weather last night Mets starting pitchers Mike Pelfrey and Chris Capuano, took time out of their day to visit students at P.S 184 in Brooklyn. The pair played basketball and signed autographs for the students while encouraging them to strive in school.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Chris Capuano vs Astros: Advantage, ...... Capuano


Houston Astros Career statistics vs. Chris Capuano
BATTERABH2B3BHRRBIBBSOAVGOBPSLGOPS
Carlos Lee11 2 0 0 0 1 1 2 .182 .250 .182 .432
Jason Michaels7 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 .286 .375 .429 .804
Humberto Quintero6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Clint Barmes10 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 .200 .273 .400 .673
Michael Bourn8 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 .125 .300 .125 .425
Angel Sanchez6 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .000 .143 .000 .143
Hunter Pence7 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .143 .143 .286 .429
Chris Johnson6 2 1 0 1 3 1 1 .333 .429 1.000 1.429
Matt Downs3 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667
Brett Wallace4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .250 .500 .750
Totals68126015712.176.253.309.562

Cappy has owned the stros in the past, the Astros are only batting  .176 (12 for 68) off of him. If the Mets can get some offense behind him, it could be a successful day for the Metropolitans...

Monday, May 09, 2011

Chris Capuano vs Rockies: Let's hope the Humidor is working



Colorado Rockies Career statistics vs. Chris Capuano
BATTERABH2B3BHRRBIBBSOAVGOBPSLGOPS
Todd Helton26 7 2 0 0 3 1 6 .269 .296 .346 .642
Alfredo Amezaga3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Ryan Spilborghs8 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .500 .556 .500 1.056
Chris Iannetta2 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 .500 .667 1.000 1.667
Troy Tulowitzki5 4 0 0 2 2 3 0 .800 .875 2.000 2.875
Carlos Gonzalez3 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000
Ian Stewart1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Jonathan Herrera3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667
Dexter Fowler4 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 .500 .500 .500 1.000
Totals55193028611.345.410.509.919

Capuano better be on best performance tonight in the Rocky Mountain Air. The Rockies are batting as a team combined .345 (19 for 55)...The Mets will see Troy Tulowitzki again, who tore the Mets up last time they Met in Citi-Field. Let's Hope the Humidor treats us right... Go Mets!

Last Minute Notes - Here are Troy Tulowitzki's Splits:
SPLITSABRH2B3BHRRBIBBAVG
Last seven days231100113.043
Home5081121236.220
vs. NYM1651010484.625
vs. NL12117307181818.248
May271200114.074
vs. Capuano (Car.)50400223.800

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Chris Capuano vs Giants: Could be a Long Night for Mets Fans


San Francisco Giants outfielder Pat Burrell at...Image via Wikipedia


San Francisco Giants Career statistics vs. Chris Capuano
BATTERABH2B3BHRRBIBBSOAVGOBPSLGOPS
Miguel Tejada1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Pat Burrell8 3 1 0 1 2 1 3 .375 .444 .875 1.319
Aubrey Huff4 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .500 .600 .500 1.100
Aaron Rowand1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Freddy Sanchez21 9 2 0 0 3 0 0 .429 .409 .524 .933
Cody Ross7 3 1 0 1 2 0 3 .429 .429 1.000 1.429
Mike Fontenot1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000
Eli Whiteside1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Buster Posey1 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 1.000 1.000 4.000 5.000
Totals45184031129.400.417.6891.106

Hard Enough Chris Capuano has to go toe to toe with the Freak, but he has to be careful with this lineup. The current Giants are hitting .400 (that's 18 for 45).  The one thing the Giants have is many right hand hitters who love to eat up LHP's.
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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Chris Capuano vs Nationals: Right Man for the right Job


Chris CapuanoImage by slgckgc via Flickr


Washington Nationals Career statistics vs. Chris Capuano
BATTERABH2B3BHRRBIBBSOAVGOBPSLGOPS
Alex Cora1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .500 .000 .500
Jerry Hairston Jr.17 4 0 0 1 1 0 3 .235 .235 .412 .647
Rick Ankiel6 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .167 .167 .167 .333
Jayson Werth7 1 0 0 0 0 1 5 .143 .250 .143 .393
Adam LaRoche7 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 .286 .375 .286 .661
Michael Morse2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .333 .000 .333
Wilson Ramos3 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 .667 .667 1.000 1.667
Danny Espinosa3 1 0 0 1 3 0 2 .333 .333 1.333 1.667
Totals46111024117.239.300.391.691
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