Showing posts with label Mike Silva. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mike Silva. Show all posts

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Taking in the Mets off-season, How many wins will the Mets have this season?

I was looking at the Mets Roster and thinking about the number of wins the Mets can possibly achieve this season in 2012. The Mets on paper this year don't look much different than last year with the exception of Jose Reyes not being on the top of the order and some new names in the bullpen. For some Mets Fans,  the loss of Reyes means the beginning of the Mets extinction from the Major Leagues. LOL

The offense is a question mark because most of these guys currently projected in the Mets Lineup were on the Disabled List at sometime last season. Hopefully getting back a healthy Daniel Murphy and Ike Davis can only give Mets pluses offensively. Lucas Duda can only improve from what he started late last season.  David Wright and Jason Bay's numbers hopefully can only improve due to the new dimensions,  which are currently being installed.. I think the three mysteries the Mets will face offensively this season are : 1)How well will Andres Torres perform in the leadoff spot replacing Jose Reyes?. 2)Will Josh Thole improve on his hitting and can he handle catching everyday?. 3)How much offense will the Mets get out of Ruben Tejada?  Those three can sway the objective number of wins big time, but it all has to play out.

The Mets say that they have solved the back end of the bullpen woes with the additions of Francisco, Rauch, and Ramirez. Last year getting to the ninth was the problem and even closing it. Now with the new additions plus guys like Parnell can really give them some depth that they did not have last year.. This for sure can only lead the Mets to more wins, but again we have to score and be in the lead for that to happen.

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.

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.

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