Showing posts with label Francisco Liriano. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Francisco Liriano. Show all posts

Friday, December 21, 2012

Rumor Mill: Grady Sizemore, Francisco Liriano, and Carl Pavano on Mets Radar



The Mets don’t have a legitimate everyday outfielder at this point. So far they have Mike Baxter, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Lucas Duda (wrist injury) and newly acquired Collin Cowhill, who are all mostly going to be platoon players.. The Mets are hitting the recycling bin once more by having interest in someone who hasn’t played in the majors since September 22, 2011,  former Indian Grady Sizemore..

SNY’s Kevin Burkhardt hears that the Mets are “very interested” in free agent outfielder Grady Sizemore. The 30-year-old didn’t play at all with the Indians in 2012 and is expected to be out until midseason next year following microfracture surgery on his right knee in September, so patience will be required by any team that signs him.

After having micro-fracture surgery on both of his knees since 2010, his days as a center fielder are likely over. Chances are he’ll have to settle for a one-year deal with a low guarantee or possibly a minor league deal.

Sizemore's Career:
Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA
2004 21 CLE AL 43 159 138 15 34 6 2 4 24 2 0 14 34 .246
2005 22 CLE AL 158 706 640 111 185 37 11 22 81 22 10 52 132 .289
2006 23 CLE AL 162 751 655 134 190 53 11 28 76 22 6 78 153 .290
2007 24 CLE AL 162 748 628 118 174 34 5 24 78 33 10 101 155 .277
2008 25 CLE AL 157 745 634 101 170 39 5 33 90 38 5 98 130 .268
2009 26 CLE AL 106 503 436 73 108 20 6 18 64 13 8 60 92 .248
2010 27 CLE AL 33 140 128 15 27 6 2 0 13 4 2 9 35 .211
2011 28 CLE AL 71 295 268 34 60 21 1 10 32 0 2 18 85 .224
8 Yrs 892 4047 3527 601 948 216 43 139 458 134 43 430 816 .269
162 Game Avg. 162 735 641 109 172 39 8 25 83 24 8 78 148 .269
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 12/21/2012.


Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Mets News and Notes: Harvey, Bay, Liriano


Mets News and Notes:

J.P. Ricciardi was on hand in Buffalo last night to witness the start (audition) by 2010 first-round pick Matt Harvey. Harvey stated his case for Saturday's start at Citi Field against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Harvey did not allow a hit through five innings. He ultimately was charged with two runs on three hits, four walks and a hit batter.

The bottom line: If the Mets are purely interested in Harvey's development, they would give him a little extra time in Triple-A. He may be one of the best options to start against the Dodgers, but it does not mean it's the right option.

Writes columnist Jeff Bradley in the Star-Ledger:

The time is coming for Matt Harvey to pitch for the Mets. But probably not this Saturday at Citi Field, against the Dodgers, as many had hoped. Harvey made his 19th start for the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons last night. He threw 100 pitches in a span of 6T innings, allowing three singles and two runs. He was throwing his fastball consistently around 95 mph, mixing in a sharp breaking ball and a decent change. But four walks, a hit batsman and a wild pitch -- which could be blamed on rust since he had not made a start in 12 days -- will likely be factors that delay his major league debut.

Jason Bay played what sounded like his final rehab game with Buffalo on Monday night. He went 0-for-2 with two walks and lost a ball in the Triple-A lights in left field. With the Mets facing a southpaw in D.C. today, Bay sounded like he expected to be manning left field at Nationals Park for the series opener.

CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman lists the Mets along with the Angels, Red Sox, Yankees, Blue Jays and Braves as showing interest in Twins left-hander Francisco Liriano.

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Ace on the block? Francisco Liriano on Yankees radar


Francisco Liriano
Joe Christensen of the Minneapolis Star Tribune got the Francisco Liriano rumor mill rolling two weeks ago by reporting that the Twins aren’t interested in signing the 27-year-old left-hander to a long-term contract extension and are open to the possibility of trading him before he becomes a free agent following the 2012 season.

The reports linking Liriano to the Yankees are starting to roll in. Bob Nightengale of USA Today, who has broken Twins news several times in the past, wrote that the Yankees “are keeping a close eye” on Liriano “while the Twins are keeping tabs on Yankees prospects” and then yesterday Nightengale said on Jim Bowden’s radio show that “it’s possible” Liriano is traded to the Yankees for a package headlined by Joba Chamberlain or Ivan Nova before the season begins.

Building off that, Andrew Marchand of ESPNNewYork.com reported yesterday that “the Yankees called the Twins this offseason about the availability of Liriano” but “as of right now Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said there are no talks with the Twins.”
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