Showing posts with label Grant Balfour. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Grant Balfour. Show all posts

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Mets Rumors: Mets had same offer on table for Grant Balfour


Mets Rumors:


Grant Balfour, who signed a two-year, $12 million deal with the Tampa Bay Rays to close games, had an identical offer on the table from the Mets, according to Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com.

A Mets official disputes the fact that Ken Rosenthal's report was not true on how the Mets outbid for the right hander.

Reports say Balfour chose the Rays because they were closer to his Clearwater, Fla. home.

Balfour went 1-3 with a 2.59 ERA and 38 saves in 65 relief appearances for the Oakland Athletics last season.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Mets News and Notes: Familia, Baxter, Francisco, Mets Trade Front


Mets News and Notes:


Jeurys Familia limited Toledo to one run and three hits in a career-high eight innings, but Triple-A Buffalo lost in extra innings to the Mud Hens. With St. Lucie, Mike Baxter went 0-for-5 with three strikeouts as the DH in the fourth day of a maximum 20-day rehab assignment.

Jon Rauch had his knees drained before the series opener and was unavailable Tuesday. He returned to game action Wednesday and pitched a scoreless eighth with two strikeouts.

The Mets are aiming for Frank Francisco (oblique) to begin a rehab assignment next Friday, so the closer should miss the upcoming homestand against the Dodgers and Nationals.

On the Trade Front:

David Lennon in Newsday reports the Mets have targeted Oakland reliever Grant Balfour.

Only Choice Left?
Sandy Alderson tells Andy McCullough in the Star-Ledger: “We’re not interested in doing something just to create the impression that we’re doing something." McCullough reports the Mets have scouted Milwaukee’s Francisco Rodriguez, San Diego’s Huston Street, Kansas City’s Jonathan Broxton and Houston’s Brett Myers.

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