Showing posts with label Mike Pelfrey. Show all posts
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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Mets News and Notes: Recap, Harvey Rehab, Wright Counseling, Mejia, Viola, Davis, Duda, Farnsworth, Pelfrey, Dice-K, Quintanilla, Fan Poll Results

Mets News and Notes:

Spring Training Recap: Mets 7-3 losers to Nationals....Travis d'Arnaud did hit a wind blow HR off Stephen Strasburg

Matt Harvey and the Mets have settled on a rehab plan. During the season’s first couple of months, Harvey will rehab in New York when the Mets are at home and work out in Port St. Lucie when the big-league club is away from Citi Field. Once he begins expected mound work in June, the rehab will shift nearly exclusively to the team’s Florida complex. Read Here

David Wright was among those counseling Harvey on the rehab subject. Read Joel Sherman in the Post

No Relief Role for Jenrry Mejia. Alderson tells media that he will be a starter this season. Read Here

Frank Viola will require open-heart surgery next Wednesday and will be unable to serve as pitching coach at Triple-A Las Vegas. Read more in Newsday and

The Wilpons’ settlement with the trustee collecting money for victims of Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme is down to $80 million, to be paid in equal installments in 2016 and 2017. Read ESPN

Sandy Alderson expects Ike Davis and Lucas Duda both to be on the Opening Day roster. Read more in the Post, Star-Ledger and Newsday.

Kyle Farnsworth, who is due to be re-signed by the Mets, rode the bus to Viera on Tuesday with the team despite technically not being a member of the organization. Read Here

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Mets Rumors: Peralta, Other Options at SS, Hart, Granderson, Byrd, Pelfrey

Mets Rumors:

Jhonny Peralta appears to be the Mets' top free agent target, Andy Martino of the New York Daily News writes. The club "really likes" Peralta but they don't know if he intends to sign soon or later in the offseason.

The Mets' top priority is shortstop, but they're hardly alone in that, writes Joel Sherman of the New York Post. Possible options for the Mets include Jhonny Peralta, Erick Aybar, Didi Gregorius, Rafael Furcal, and  Jed Lowrie.

The Mets have talked to free agent Corey Hart, but Martino gets the sense that they either don't identify him as a top target or aren't that eager to get a deal done with him. Carig also hears from a source that the Mets aren't close to a deal with the Brewers first baseman. "We haven't discussed him in depth enough to say where we'd put him if we got him," the source said.

The Mets have plans to meet with Curtis Granderson's agent this week, according to Mike Puma of the New York Post. The outfielder is turning down the Yankees' $14.1MM qualifying offer.

The Mets have touched base with Marlon Byrd's representatives in the last few days, according to Carig. He could fetch a deal in the neighborhood of $16MM over two years.

The Mets aren't actively talking to Mike Pelfrey about a possible reunion, but they are open to it, a team official tells Adam Rubin. "I know he is on a long list of guys just like him," the team insider said. The Mets non-tendered the hurler after he earned $5.7MM in 2012.

Saturday, December 01, 2012

Mets Pelfrey, Torres, Acosta have been non-tendered

Mike Pelfrey, the Mets ninth overall pick in the 2005 draft, has been non-tendered by the New York Mets and expects to pitch elsewhere next season.

Pelfrey made three starts this past season before undergoing May 1 Tommy John surgery. He already has thrown a 105-pitch session this week at his alma mater, Wichita State, including 60 pitches to hitters, and expects to easily be ready for next season.

Pelfrey made $5.6875 million in 2012. He had been eligible for arbitration for a final time this offseason.

Center fielder Andres Torres ($2.7 million salary in 2012) and right-hander Manny Acosta ($875,000) also have been non-tendered tonight. Torres arrived last offseason with reliever Ramon Ramirez from the San Francisco Giants for outfielder Angel Pagan in an ill-fated swap.

Arbitration-eligible players who are tendered contracts by the midnight deadline must receive at least 80 percent of their previous year’s salaries, and rarely receive any reduction. By cutting Pelfrey loose, the Mets are free to sign him for any amount.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Mets will non-tender Mike Pelfrey, Torres decision "up in the air"

The Mets will non-tender right-hander Mike Pelfrey, according to a person with the team told Mike Puma of the New York Post (Twitter links). The Mets still want to sign Pelfrey as a free agent, Puma reports.

Pelfrey, 28, earned $5.68MM this past season though he underwent Tommy John surgery after just three starts. For the Mets to retain him through the arbitration process they'd have to offer him a salary in the $5-6MM range -- a considerable amount for a pitcher recovering from a serious injury.

The future of non-tender candidate Andres Torres remains “up in the air,” according to Puma. Torres, 34, posted a .230/.327/.337 batting line in 434 plate appearances this past season.

He earned $2.7MM in 2012 and could also be cut loose this offseason.

Old News: 
The Mets outrighted outfielder Fred Lewis to the minor leagues, according to the transactions page at The seven-year MLB veteran appeared in 18 games for New York this past season, playing all three outfield positions.

A Mets official told Adam Rubin of that Lewis plans to become a free agent. The 31-year-old hasn't yet filed the formal paperwork, but will become a free agent once he does so.

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Mets News and Notes: 2013 Coaching Staff, Greenburg, Van Dusen, Pelfrey, Wilpon, Keys to Dickey

They will be back in 2013
Mets News and Notes:

The entire Mets coaching staff -- pitching coach Dan Warthen, hitting coach Dave Hudgens, bench coach Bob Geren, third base coach Tim Teufel, first base coach Tom Goodwin and bullpen coach Ricky Bones -- will return next season. Wally Backman, who managed the Triple-A club this season before joining the Mets in September, has yet to be presented with a 2013 role. A team source told that Las Vegas, the Mets' new Pacific Coast League home, may not be attractive to Backman.

Connecticut native Adam Greenberg, who was struck in the head with a pitch in his lone major league plate appearance -- on July 9, 2005 -- and subsequently developed vertigo will pinch hit for the Marlins today. He likely will face Dickey in the middle innings. The Mets will treat him like any other major league hitter.

Fred Van Dusen, the only other player in major league history to be hit with a pitch in his lone major league plate appearance and never play the field, will be on hand and throw out the ceremonial first pitch.

It appears highly unlikely Mike Pelfrey will return in 2013, but Terry Collins and Warthen wouldn't mind having him back -- as a back end of the bullpen option, perhaps. Pelfrey, who underwent Tommy John surgery on May 1, has to be cut loose in December. Otherwise, the Mets would have to pay him at least 80 percent of this year's $5.6875 million salary. Once a free agent, Pelfrey would be free to sign anywhere. And agent Scott Boras likely would try to place Pelfrey with a team to start on a one-year contract with a reasonable base salary (maybe $2 million) and performance-based incentives.

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Mets News and Notes: Wright, Hernandez, Familia, Harvey, Byrdak, Kids Go Free, Pelfrey

Mets News and Notes:

David Wright tells Jon Heyman at that he is "extremely optimistic" about reaching a long-term extension with the Mets this offseason.

"I've really enjoyed it here," Wright said. "... Although we haven't gotten things completely turned around, we've taken small steps in the right direction and have something to build on. ... There's not a single complaint that I have. [The Mets] drafted me as a kid. They developed me. They've given me an opportunity to make a living playing a game. There's a tremendous amount of mutual respect. They've gone above and beyond. ... My favorite player was Cal Ripken. The biggest reason for that was, I like that he stayed."

Keith Hernandez tells Richard Sandomir in the Times that his intention is to report for color-commentary duty for the Oct. 3 season finale in Miami without his signature mustache.

Familia's major league debut began by striking out Lance Berkman with a 97 mph fastball. He then surrendered a single to Jon Jay, but immediately erased him by coaxing a double-play grounder from Matt Carpenter. Fred Lewis, 31, also made his Mets debut. He opened the ninth by grounding out to shortstop against Trevor Rosenthal.

Collins said postgame it was not yet resolved whether Harvey would have one or two remaining starts. The five innings logged Tuesday give him 47 1/3 in the majors and 110 with Triple-A Buffalo this season.

Saturday, September 01, 2012

Mets News and Notes: Dickey, September Call Ups, Thole, Flores, Pelfrey

Mets News and Notes:

R.A. Dickey delivered a complete game to pick up his 17th win and Ike Davis produced a two-run homer as the Mets beat the Miami Marlins, 3-0, Friday night.

Cincinnati's Johnny Cueto, Washington's Gio Gonzalez and Dickey share the major league lead in wins. Dickey's 190 strikeouts rank second in the NL, two behind the Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw. The knuckleballer's innings count (191 1/3) also trails only Kershaw (192 2/3) in the league. Dickey's third shutout this season is the most by a Met since David Cone produced five in 1992.

Dickey is now 4-0 with a 1.16 ERA against the Marlins this season. "When he makes his speech for Cy Young Award, make sure he mentions the Marlins, please," Miami manager Ozzie Guillen told reporters postgame.

Catcher Mike Nickeas and corner infielder Zach Lutz are due to rejoin the Mets today in Miami, as rosters expand. Collin McHugh will return to face the St. Louis Cardinals on Labor Day at Busch Stadium.

The Mets have not yet announced the remainder of the contingent, but Jordany Valdespin, Jenrry Mejia, Jeurys Familia and Elvin Ramirez would be expected to be promoted after Triple-A Buffalo's season ends Monday at Lehigh Valley.

Friday, June 29, 2012

News and Notes: Wright, Bay, Baxter, Pelfrey, Davis, Wheeler, Dykstra

Some Mets News and Notes:

David Wright, who is already the franchise's RBI, runs and doubles leader, passed Darryl Strawberry for the franchise record for walks in his final plate appearance Thursday.

Earlier, Wright had launched a solo shot against Capuano to pull even with Howard Johnson for third on the Mets' all-time homer list.

On the injury front:

Jason Bay rode a stationary bicycle Wednesday and did not have any post-concussion symptoms arise, Terry Collins said.  

Mike Baxter (displaced collarbone) has not done any significant physical activity, the manager added.

Monday, April 30, 2012

It's Official, Mets Mike Pelfrey will undergo Tommy John Surgery - Will Miss Rest of the Year

After visiting with orthopedic surgeon James Andrews on Monday, Mets starter Mike Pelfrey will undergo Tommy John surgery to repair the partially-torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow Tuesday. He will miss the rest of the 2012 season, and likely be non-tendered by the team at the end of the season.

None of this is unexpected. Andrews, who will perform the surgery in Florida, confirmed the initial diagnosis released last week.

With Pelfrey out, attention turns to right-hander Chris Young, who is building arm strength at the club’s complex in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Young missed the majority of 2011 with anterior capsule surgery, but has progressed far enough in his rehab to face hitters. He pitched in a simulated game today – as did Jenrry Mejia, who is rehabbing from Tommy John. Young may appear in a Class-A Florida State League game this weekend, assistant general manager John Ricco said.

Young will not be ready until late May, Ricco added.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Mets Mike Pelfrey will be shutdown for the rest of year due to partial tear in right elbow

Mets starter Mike Pelfrey has a partial tear in his right elbow and is “99 percent” certain he will have re-constructive Tommy John surgery that will sideline him until next year.

The team made the announcement about its up-until-now durable pitcher shortly after New York beat the Miami Marlins 3-2 Thursday.

“Obviously, it’s frustrating,” Pelfrey said. “I’ve never been hurt in my life.”

Pelfrey is 0-0 with a 2.29 ERA after three starts. He was a big part of the Mets’ rotation the past four years, especially after ace Johan Santana needed shoulder surgery and missed the entire 2011 season.

“Everything was working,” Mets manager Terry Collins said. “To have this happen is a true shame.”

Added fellow starter Jonathon Niese: “It’s a sad day.”

The injury could end Pelfrey’s career with the Mets, who selected him ninth overall in the 2005 amateur draft. The 28-year-old right-hander is making $5,687,500 this year and the team may decide not to tender him a contract for 2013, especially since he is likely to miss a significant chunk of the season while rehabbing.

The recovery time for Tommy John surgery is typically 12-18 months.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Meet the Mess II - The Return of the Disabled List - Pelfrey Goes Too

A bad afternoon for the Mets has only gotten worse. Mike Pelfrey will join Jason Bay on the disabled list, after an MRI at the Hospital for Special Surgery this morning revealed inflammation in his right elbow.

Pelfrey went to the hospital for a preliminary examination after experiencing a “grab” in his elbow at the start of each inning during his last start. He believed the condition came from tendinitis, which he has overcome easily before. But doctors have yet to rule out ligament damage, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said, which raises the ugly specter of Tommy John surgery.

Robert Carson will take Pelfrey’s place on the roster for the next three days. On Friday, Pelfrey’s turn in the rotation, the team will call up a starter from Triple A. Chris Schwinden appears to be the most likely candidate. Alderson ruled out calling up top prospects Matt Harvey and Jeurys Familia.

Monday, April 09, 2012

Mike Pelfrey vs Nationals: Adam LaRoche Owns Big Pelf

Washington Nationals Career statistics vs. Mike Pelfrey
Rick Ankiel13 5 0 0 0 0 3 1 .385 .500 .385 .885
Roger Bernadina10 2 1 0 1 1 3 1 .200 .385 .600 .985
Mark DeRosa4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Ian Desmond18 5 2 1 1 4 1 2 .278 .316 .667 .982
Danny Espinosa10 5 1 0 1 2 1 2 .500 .545 .900 1.445
Jesus Flores7 2 1 0 0 1 2 1 .286 .444 .429 .873
Adam LaRoche11 7 2 0 0 4 2 1 .636 .692 .818 1.510
Chris Marrero4 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 .500 .600 .500 1.100
Michael Morse8 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 .250 .250 .250 .500
Wilson Ramos2 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 .500 .500 1.000 1.500
Chad Tracy11 3 1 0 0 5 1 0 .273 .333 .364 .697
Jayson Werth33 9 1 1 0 2 3 6 .273 .368 .364 .732
Ryan Zimmerman50 11 1 0 1 5 2 8 .220 .250 .300 .550

The Mets rotation looks good so far..Tonight is Big Pelf's turn and boy it won't be easy , but what game is?

The Nationals hitters are batting .298 with 4 HR's and 29 RBI's.... Adam LaRoche who is currently batting  (.417) , Owns Mike Pelfrey and is batting a whopping .636 (7 for 11) off of him.

This is a very big start for Mike as he must continue to prove himself worthy to the Blue and Orange Nation...

LGM Go for Four!

Preview - Game 4 - Nationals at Mets - Pelfrey tries to make it 4 in a row

Washington Nationals (2-1) at New York Mets (3-0), 7:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Washington - Edwin Jackson (0-0, 0.00) New York - Mike Pelfrey (0-0, 0.00)

Former first-round pick Mike Pelfrey makes the first start of what he hopes will be a bounce-back season tonight when the unbeaten New York Mets host the Washington Nationals in the first of three games at Citi Field.

The Mets enter the fray after opening the season with three straight home wins against National League East rival Atlanta, marking the first time in the franchise's 50-year history that it opened with three consecutive defeats of a division foe.

Starter Jonathon Niese, fresh off signing a new five-year, $25.5 million contract, carried a no-hitter into the seventh inning and struck out seven as the Mets completed the sweep with a 7-5 victory.

Niese (1-0) allowed four runs - two earned - and two hits while walking four before being pulled in the seventh.

Robinson Tejada finished with a career-high four hits and two RBI, Daniel Murphy added two doubles and two RBI and David Wright also knocked in a run for the Mets. Closer Frank Francisco recorded his third save of the season in a 1-2-3 bottom of the ninth.

Pelfrey, the ninth overall pick in the 2005 draft, was a double-digit winner in 2008, 2009 and 2010 - peaking with 15 victories - before falling to a 7-13 mark in 34 appearances last season with a 4.74 earned run average.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Mike Pelfrey almost ready to be released?

According to Andy Martino of the NY Daily News, In a recent meeting that included the Mets’ executives and coaches, members of the front office suggested releasing Mike Pelfrey before Opening Day, according to two people with direct knowledge of the situation. None of the uniformed staff was in favor of the idea, and it was downplayed.

Pelfrey further solidified his place in the rotation Thursday night, when he allowed one run in 6.1 innings Thursday night against Houston. His strongest outing of the Grapefruit League season left his ERA at 8.59.

“I saw all the things today that I have heard about,” Terry Collins said. “I saw a power sinker (with) that great movement, beating it in the dirt. He threw his curveball for strikes. Josh (Thole)said his split was outstanding tonight.”

Said Pelfrey: “The command was by far the best it has been all spring training. I did a good job of keeping the ball down.”

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Rumor Mill: Mets looking to Trade Mike Pelfrey

Mike Pelfrey has struggled through Spring Training so far, and Jon Heyman of reports (on Twitter) that the Mets would like to trade the right-hander.

A rival executive told Heyman that the "best thing for him might be to get out of New York."

Pelfrey, 28, has allowed 20 hits and 16 runs in 9 2/3 innings with more walks (six) than strikeouts (four) this spring, though the team doesn't appear to be considering releasing him.

The Boras client will earn $5.675MM this season, though the Mets would only have to pay him a portion of his salary if they release him before Opening Day.

Since becoming a full-time starter in 2008, Pelfrey has pitched to a 4.27 ERA with 5.0 K/9 and 3.0 BB/9 while throwing at least 180 innings in each season. He is under team control as an arbitration-eligible player in 2013 before qualifying for free agency.

DD: Right Now he is the only pitcher who has not showed anything positive towards the 2012 Season, if the Mets can get something back in return worth anything, I would have to say goodbye to Mr.Pelf ~

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Mets News and Notes: Torres, Hairston, James, Pelfrey

Outfielder Andres Torres reported progress in the condition of his strained left
calf, but he said he still needs a few days to rest before he can return to action. A team doctor saw Torres on Wednesday. He has not undergone an MRI, but says the discomfort in his leg has lessened.

Outfielder Scott Hairston (oblique strain) swung a bat today for the first time since his injury. He plans to swing off a tee today, and hopes to take live batting practice by Saturday. After a few sessions of batting practice, he believes he can start playing games.

The team reassigned Chuck James to minor-league. The competition for the lefty specialist role in the bullpen has been whittle to three: Garrett Olson, Daniel Herrera and Josh Edgin. Tim Byrdak is still rehabbing his injured knee, and not expected to be ready for Opening Day.

Starter Mike Pelfrey’s right ankle was wrapped tightly as he walked through the clubhouse. He’s been nursing a sprained ankle all spring long.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Mets avoid arbitration with Mike Pelfrey and Other Players

The Mets avoided arbitration with Mike Pelfrey on Tuesday.

According to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman, Pelfrey has signed for $5.68M, an increase from $3.925M.

Pelfrey can earn a bonus of $35,000 to $42,500 for 195, 200, 205, 210 and 215 innings pitched and can become a free agent after the 2013 season.

The big right-hander struggled in 2011, going 7-13 with a 4.74 ERA. This coming after a 15-win season in 2010. While Pelfrey has a career 4.40 ERA, he has gone at least 184 innings the last four seasons.

Note: Mets have avoided Arbitration with Ramon Ramirez, Andres Torres, and Manny Acosta as well.


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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Mets will tender contracts to Angel Pagan and Mike Pelfrey

According to Jon Heyman of, the Mets will tender contracts to Angel Pagan and Mike Pelfrey.

Hardly a shock, as the Mets don't have quality alternatives for either player right now. Pagan stands to make between $4-5 million in his final year of arbitration while Pelfrey could make close to $6 million.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Preview: Game 129 - Mets at Phillies - Pelfrey, Mets trying to avoid sweep

New York Mets (60-68) at Philadelphia Phillies (83-44), 1:05 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: New York - Mike Pelfrey (6-10, 4.61) Philadelphia - Kyle Kendrick (7-5, 3.24)

The New York Mets hope a quick turnaround will cure their recent woes when they finish a three-game series against the Philadelphia Phillies this afternoon from Citizens Bank Park.

New York suffered its fifth straight loss in last night's 9-4 decision in the second portion of this series, as starting pitcher Jon Niese was rattled for eight runs and 10 hits in four innings of work. Niese, a lefty, aggravated a muscle on his right side and could be headed to the disabled list.

"I don't know if I damaged it more," Niese said on the club's official website. "I doubt it. But it's one of those things where I can't pitch with it. I've just got to get it better."

Lucas Duda hit a two-run homer and Justin Turner chipped in two hits and an RBI for New York, which is just 2-11 in its last 13 games and will head home after today's game to begin an eight-game residency versus Atlanta and Florida. Duda has two homers and six RBI over his last four games. Center fielder Angel Pagan is battling a stomach bug and has reached base safely in 18 of the 19 games he's played this month. Pagan was forced out of the game Monday because of possible symptoms of colitis.

"It's scary, because when you have a disease that's going to be with you your whole life, you don't know what it's going to turn into," Pagan said. "I'm very thankful now that they know how to control everything and I know how to take care of everything myself. I'm a little more calm about it."

The Mets are hoping Mike Pelfrey can get back into the win column for the first time since July 27 when he gets the nod this afternoon. Pelfrey is 0-1 in five starts since then and lost to Milwaukee on Friday in a 6-1 defeat. Pelfrey allowed four runs -- three earned -- and eight hits in five frames to fall to 6-19 in 26 games (25 starts) to go along with a 4.61 ERA.''

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.

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