Showing posts with label Free Agent Relievers. Show all posts
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Monday, January 14, 2013

Mets Rumors: Mets seeking bargain basement pitchers??


Mets Rumors:

The New York Mets have been linked in rumors with outfielder Justin Upton, but the realism is they can't score him without dealing prospects that they just received.

The Mets with a glaring hole in their outfield might have to settle on Scott Hairston and give him a two year deal. There has been mention of the Nationals trying to move OF/1B Mike Morse, but the realism is the Nationals probably would not trade him within their own division.

The Mets have been playing possum with the starting pitching market as many think they are waiting for the price to drop as each day passes and spring training looms closer. The Mets have room for at least one starter with Johan Santana, Matt Harvey, Jon Niese and Dillon Gee penciled into the rotation right now.

Under GM Sandy Alderson, the Mets have typically looked to low cost, one year options signing players like Chris Capuano and Chris Young, who were looking to rebuild their value.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Mets sign Blaine Boyer to a minor league contract


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Right-handed reliever Blaine Boyer has agreed to a minor league deal with the Mets and will receive a spring-training invite.







Boyer by the numbers:
Career: Batting | Pitching | Fielding
SEASON TEAM G GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB SO W L SV HLD BLSV WHIP ERA
2005 Atl 43 0 0 0 37.2 32 13 13 1 17 33 4 2 0 9 2 1.303.11
2006 Atl 2 0 0 0 0.2 4 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 -- 7.5040.50
2007 Atl 5 0 0 0 5.1 10 3 2 0 1 3 0 0 0 1 -- 2.063.38
2008 Atl 76 0 0 0 72.0 73 51 47 10 25 67 2 6 1 14 4 1.365.88
2009 Atl 3 0 0 0 1.1 3 6 6 0 3 2 0 1 0 0 -- 4.5040.50
2009 StL 15 0 0 0 16.1 14 10 8 1 5 9 0 0 0 2 -- 1.164.41
2009 Ari 30 0 0 0 37.0 39 20 11 0 12 18 0 1 0 2 -- 1.382.68
2009 -- 48 0 0 0 54.2 56 36 25 1 20 29 0 2 0 4 -- 1.394.12
2010 Ari 54 0 0 0 57.0 59 32 27 3 29 29 3 2 0 5 4 1.544.26
Total -- 228 0 0 0 227.1 234 138 117 15 93 161 9 12 1 34 -- 1.444.63
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Mets sign Tim Byrdak to a minor league deal..


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Left-handed reliever Tim Byrdak has signed with the Mets on a minor league deal.

Byrdak, 37, is expected to compete with Taylor Tankersley for a left-handed relief role.

Byrdak went 2-2 with a 3.49 ERA in 64 relief appearances spanning 38 2/3 innings with the Houston Astros last season. Left-handed batters hit .213 against him, as opposed to right-handed batters, who hit .333.
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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Bring in the arms - Tim Byrdak on Radar


The Mets and left-hander Tim Byrdak have "mutual interest" in each other and have been discussing a contract, according to Mets Chronicle's  good friend Mike Silva of the New York Baseball Digest.  Silva thinks a deal could be finalized within "the next couple of days."

The Mets were looking for southpaw relief help, and Byrdak fits that bill, holding left-handed batters to a .202/.296/.380 line in his nine Major League seasons. 

Byrdak, 37, has a 3.46 ERA over the last four seasons but also averaged five walks per nine innings in that stretch; it's actually an upgrade from his career 5.5 BB/9 rate. 

Byrdak spent the last three seasons with the Astros, who released the southpaw in November.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

NYBD: Mets sign Taylor Tankersley


Mike Silva of  NYBD Reports:

Dave Gershman of Beyond the Box Score is reporting the Mets have signed Taylor Tankersley to a minor league deal.

Silva knows the Mets still have interest in Joe Beimel and Tim Byrdak, two of the remaining LOOGY’s on the market.

Silva says why Tankersley’s deal makes sense and how the Mets 40 man roster is inflexible and, right now, the only players they could sign are those on a minor league contract.

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Free Agent Left handed Relievers on the board for the Mets


The Mets have a glaring hole to fill in the bullpen with Pedro Feliciano and Hisanori Takahashi departing to other teams. They could definitely use a lefty specialist.

The problem with the Mets right now is the financial flexibility they have to fill such roles. They only have 5 Million in wiggle room to find a reliever and a starter. The Mets will continuously monitor the market for the pitchers that are left on the board..

Left handed relievers that are left include - Joe Beimel, Brian Burres, Tim Byrdak, Bruce Chen, Randy Flores, Brian Fuentes, Mark Hendrickson, Ron Mahay, Will Ohman, Dennys Reyes, Scott Schoeneweis, Bobby Seay, Taylor Tankersley.

Out of that group there have been many reports that the Mets are targeting Joe Beimel, Ron Mahay, and Will Ohman. Adam Rubin of ESPN, has floated the names of  Tom Byrdak and  Randy Flores as possibilities for the Mets.

Brian Fuentes has been linked to the Mets, but seems to be trying to find a closing job or a multi-year deal. So like I posted, "forget it"..

Friday, December 31, 2010

What's all the Brian Fuentes hype about??


Some Mets Fans want Brian Fuentes and yes, he is available. The Red Sox, Rays, Yankees and Twins are among the many teams interested in him, according to sources close to Ken Rosenthal. Even though the Mets was mentioned as one of the 11 teams interested in him originally. The Mets are not going to get him, so why is it even been mentioned.

The Mets are not getting into a bidding war with the powers of AL East and/or the Twins.

According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports:

Problem is he is too pricey.

Fuentes wants more than $5 million per season on a multi year deal, several execs say. Those terms are affordable for a closer, high for a setup man and exorbitant for a specialist.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

NYBD: Mets going after Joe Beimel


According to Mike Silva of NYBD:

Spoke to a league source that told me Joe Beimel is the Mets primary target in the lefty reliever market. They also indicated the team may be interested in bringing in multiple lefties due to the presence of strong left handed hitting in the NL East. Right now, its unclear how much Beimel would cost, which is certainly important due to the fact the Mets have been public in their desire to keep the payroll around $140 million dollars.

2010 Season Stats
SPLITSGGSCGIPHRERHRBBSOWLSVHLDBLSVWHIPERA
Season710045.0461817515211202011.363.40
Career532230562.15972772604823331523314001.484.16

Read the rest @  NewYorkBaseballDigest.com

Friday, December 17, 2010

Pedro Feliciano is going to "The Evil Empire"


A person familiar with the negotiations says left-hander Pedro Feliciano is moving across town from the New York Mets to the Yankees, reaching a preliminary agreement on an $8 million, two-year contract.

The person spoke to the Associated Press on Friday on condition of anonymity because the deal is subject to Feliciano passing a physical.

The agreement includes a club option for 2013.

We had  the story here yesterday!

Source: Si.com

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Pedro staying in NY, But with the Yanks???


According to Andrew Marchand of ESPNNY.com, the Yankees are making progress toward landing the free-agent left-hander. Feliciano had set Mets franchise records for relief appearances each of the past three seasons, with 86, 88 and then 92.

Terry Collins suggested Wednesday that GM Sandy Alderson definitely would land a left-handed relief replacement for Feliciano this offseason.

"He's going to get us some left-handed relieving," Collins said. "There's no doubt in my mind."

Notable left-handed relievers available are  Joe Beimel, Randy Flores, Ron Mahay, Will Ohman, Hideki Okajima.

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Update: Mets agree to terms with DJ Carrasco



UPDATE: The Mets agreed to sign D.J. Carrasco to a two-year deal, according to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports (Twitter link).

Original Post :

According to ESPN NY, the Mets, who need relief help, are having fruitful negotiations with D.J. Carrasco. The 33-year-old right-hander split last season between Pittsburgh and Arizona, going a combined 3-2 with a 3.68 ERA in 63 relief appearances.

Aside from Francisco Rodriguez and Bobby Parnell, the Mets have few givens in their bullpen. The top other internal choices are Ryota Igarashi and Manny Acosta.

Carrasco by the numbers:
Career: Batting | Pitching | Fielding
SEASON TEAM G GS CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB SO W L SV HLD BLSV WHIP ERA
2003 KC 50 2 0 0 80.1 82 44 43 8 40 57 6 5 2 6 3 1.524.82
2004 KC 30 0 0 0 35.1 41 22 19 5 15 22 2 2 0 4 3 1.584.84
2005 KC 21 20 1 0 114.2 129 67 61 11 51 49 6 8 0 0 -- 1.574.79
2008 CWS 31 0 0 0 38.2 30 17 17 2 14 30 1 0 0 7 1 1.143.96
2009 CWS 49 1 0 0 93.1 103 42 39 5 29 62 5 1 0 0 1 1.413.76
2010 Pit 45 0 0 0 55.2 50 24 24 4 22 45 2 2 0 5 -- 1.293.88
2010 Ari 18 0 0 0 22.2 18 15 8 1 12 20 1 0 0 2 1 1.323.18
2010 -- 63 0 0 0 78.1 68 39 32 5 34 65 3 2 0 7 1 1.303.68
Total -- 244 23 1 0 440.2 453 231 211 36 183 285 23 18 2 24 -- 1.444.31

Mets showing interest in pitchers Qualls and Garcia


The Mets are showing interest in Chad Qualls, according to Tracy Ringolsby of FOX Sports (on Twitter). The 32-year-old right-hander posted a 7.32 ERA with 7.5 K/9 and 3.2 BB/9 in 59 innings for the D'Backs and Rays last year.

The Type B free agent declined the Rays' offer of arbitration, so Tampa Bay will get a supplementary first round pick if Qualls signs a major league deal elsewhere.

The Mets talked to Freddy Garcia's representatives at some point before the meetings, but the right-hander is not the team's top priority, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post (on Twitter).
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