Showing posts with label Robert Carson. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Robert Carson. Show all posts

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Mets News: Mets Cut Four, Down to 36


Mets News:


First Off, Mike Baxter was claimed off waivers by the Los Angeles Dodgers. If any fan missed it

Baxter, 28, hit only .189 with four RBIs in 132 at-bats at the major league level this season.

"It's definitely sad that my time in New York is going to come to an end," said Baxter, a Queens native and 2002 Archbishop Molloy High School graduate. "I'm just thankful they gave me an opportunity to come in and fulfill a childhood dream playing for the Mets. I'll look at that time fondly. I really enjoyed playing in New York."

The Mets' 40-man roster stands at 36 (with eight pending free agents and eight players on the 60-day DL).

Of course, Baxter's signature play as a Met was his seventh-inning catch on a shot to left field off the bat of Yadier Molina that preserved Johan Santana's June 1, 2012 no-hit bid.

"Obviously that's the highlight of my time there, being involved in such a fun night like that -- a night that was historical for the Mets, being the first one and doing it behind Johan," Baxter said.

Baxter suffered a displaced right collarbone and fractured rib cartilage on the catch, which Terry Collins believes affected his performance this past season.

Left-hander Robert Carson's tenure with the Mets also has ended.  Carson, 24, was claimed off waivers by the Los Angeles Angels.

The Mets also removed relievers Greg Burke and Sean Henn from the 40-man roster.

Carson allowed nine homers in 19 2/3 innings at the major league level this season while compiling an 8.24 ERA. He was sent down to Triple-A Las Vegas after an Aug. 28 appearance, ostensibly to help the Pacific Coast League team in the playoffs, but suffered two losses in the first-round series and was not recalled in September.

Henn has the right to declare free agency, while Burke will become a free agent after the World Series.

Other Pending moves could be to letting Jordany Valdespin taking a flying leap off the roster...

Sunday, September 01, 2013

Mets News: Robert Carson demoted to Triple-A Vegas


Mets News:


Left-handed reliever Robert Carson was demoted to Triple-A Las Vegas late Saturday night.

Sandy Alderson said one motivation was to give the thin 51s bullpen help at the back end as it enters the Pacific Coast League playoffs. Of course, Carson has an 8.24 ERA and has surrendered nine homers in 19 2/3 innings at the major league level this season.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Mets Rumors: Mets send up three players, More moves on the way?


Mets Rumors:


The Mets have moved catcher Anthony Recker, outfielder Matt den Dekker and left-hander Robert Carson from Triple-A Las Vegas to New York to have players available should a trade or trades be consummated.

Now that the Mets have completed a trade for the Byrd/Buck tandem, I would not be surprised to see Feliciano Traded as well.

At least five Mets players are going through the waiver process and Feliciano's name has been mentioned by ESPN.

So the Mets can have another trade in the works.

The Mets have waived the white flag and they want to see what they got or they don't got... Keeping Byrd and Buck on the bench did not go in favor of the players...and they are on a better path that is in contention right now.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Mets News: Mets demote Ike Davis, Mike Baxter, and Robert Carson


Mets News:


Fed up after getting swept by the Miami Marlins for a second straight weekend, the New York Mets demoted three players to Triple-A Las Vegas after Sunday's defeat: first baseman Ike Davis, outfielder Mike Baxter and left-handed reliever Robert Carson.

Davis, making $3.125 million and a staple at first base for the Mets since April 2010, was the highest-profile player demoted. Manager Terry Collins pinch hit for Davis, who is hitting .161 (30-for-186) with 66 strikeouts this season, on Sunday for the second straight game.

"At some point you just have to say to yourself this is not in his best interest," general manager Sandy Alderson said about Davis. "I was one of his biggest supporters. I just felt at some point we've got to get him out of here. Hopefully he'll be back in a short period of time. But he needs to go there. He needs to be able to play every day. He needs to be able to work on his swing without worrying necessarily about the outcome. We think it's in his best interest."

Alderson offered no indication that Collins and his staff are in any danger.

"This is not a staff issue," Alderson said. "This is a player issue."

Team captain David Wright, who successfully lobbied for Davis not to be demoted amid struggles last season, acknowledged after Sunday's loss that change was inevitable with the Mets (23-35) in free fall. Since sweeping the New York Yankees in four games, the Mets are 1-6.

"When you're struggling the way we're struggling, changes come -- whether you like it or not," Wright said. "That's the name of the game. I think what every player, what every front office, what every coach strives for is consistency. But you can't have consistency when you are a dozen or so games under .500."

The Mets plan to promote first baseman Josh Satin, outfielder Collin Cowgill and left-handed reliever Josh Edgin, according to a league source.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Mets Notes: Marcum throws five scoreless, Laffey DFA'd, Carson Promoted


Mets Notes:


Shaun Marcum tossed 52 pitches over five scoreless innings in an extended spring training game Monday in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

Assuming Marcum feels OK in ensuing days, he is due to be activated from the disabled list Saturday to face the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field.

Marcum opened the season on the DL with neck and shoulder pain related to a nerve issue.

He threw additional pitches in the bullpen after Monday's appearance to increase his workload. Mets manager Terry Collins estimated Marcum would max out at 90 pitches Saturday.

Marcum allowed four hits and no walks in Monday's appearance.

The Mets designated fill-in Aaron Laffey for assignment Sunday, when they promoted lefty reliever Robert Carson.

Marcum's Career Stats:
Year Age Tm W L ERA GS SV IP H R ER HR BB SO
2005 23 TOR 0 0 0.00 0 0 8.0 6 0 0 0 4 4
2006 24 TOR 3 4 5.06 14 0 78.1 87 44 44 14 38 65
2007 25 TOR 12 6 4.13 25 1 159.0 149 76 73 27 49 122
2008 26 TOR 9 7 3.39 25 0 151.1 126 60 57 21 50 123
2010 28 TOR 13 8 3.64 31 0 195.1 181 84 79 24 43 165
2011 29 MIL 13 7 3.54 33 0 200.2 175 84 79 22 57 158
2012 30 MIL 7 4 3.70 21 0 124.0 116 57 51 16 41 109
7 Yrs 57 36 3.76 149 1 916.2 840 405 383 124 282 746
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 4/22/2013.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Mets News and Notes: Mets Bullpen Shaping Up, Wright All Good, Murphy Playing, Marcum Starting Thurs, Byrdak Ahead of Schedule, Mets Opening Rotation


Mets News and Notes:

The Mets have asked reliever Pedro Feliciano to go to Triple-A for a month to build up his arm strength, and informed Feliciano he will not make the team's Opening Day roster.

"They told me I'm going to Triple-A for a month and get my strength back," Feliciano said. "I have to talk to my agent first and then see what we're going to decide."

The Mets' decision came at the deadline to inform Feliciano whether he had made the club. Remaining with the club at the minor league level would obligate the Mets to give him a $100,000 retention bonus because of his veteran status.

"They made that decision," he said of the Mets. "I'm going to think about it and see what I decide. Hopefully somebody picks me up. We'll see what happens."

This is affirming that Robert Carson is in great shape to make the Mets' Opening Day roster, the Mets will carry two left-handers in the bullpen.

Fellow lefty Scott Rice remains in camp, but seemingly would be at an overwhelming disadvantage because, unlike Carson, he is not on the 40-man roster.

Josh Edgin is expected to be Collins' primary lefty in the bullpen.

Carson, 24, had a 4.73 ERA in 17 relief appearances in 2012, during his inaugural major league season. Lefty batters hit .286 (8-for-28) with a homer, three walks and five strikeouts.

At the contractual deadline for him to be notified, the Mets have told LaTroy Hawkins he has made the Opening Day roster.

Hawkins, 40, has not allowed a run in 5 2/3 Grapefruit League innings. Opponents have a .227 batting average against him. Hawkins has surrendered five hits and two walks while striking out four over the six appearances.

He went 2-3 with a 3.64 ERA in 48 relief appearances for the Los Angeles Angels last season.

David Wright said he was "all good" the day after ramping up his activity by taking live batting practice for the first time Sunday.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Mets News and Notes: Wright's Record, Dickey's Option, Carson, Hernandez's Stache, Familia, CitiField Dimensions


Mets News and Notes:

David Wright passed Ed Kranepool for the franchise career hits record and Jeremy Hefner rebounded from failing to record an out in his previous start by tossing seven scoreless innings as the Mets beat the Pirates, 6-0, Wednesday night at Citi Field.

Wright had a pair of hits and now has 1,420 in his career, moving past Kranepool (1,418). The third baseman also has claimed the franchise records for RBI, runs and walks this season. He previously had claimed the doubles and extra-base hits records.

“I’m proud of the fact that I’ve been able to accomplish what I’ve been able to accomplish so far, but there’s a huge hole in doing what I think I want to accomplish as a team,” Wright told reporters. “Obviously, individually, there’s a lot more I’d like to accomplish. I’m proud of the fact I’ve had the career I’ve had so far, and I’ve worked extremely hard and feel very fortunate to be in this position. So I’m proud of that, but there’s still a big hole that’s inside.”

Dickey has a team-friendly option for next season at $5 million. He won't be as Charitable in his new deal...

"It’s different in that you accept the first contract trying to be compensated for 13 years of playing the game and finally getting a chance to take care of your family,” Dickey told McCullough. “This mentality is different, because I’ve done that now. I have more freedom to really weigh things. ...

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Mets News and Notes: Wright, Carson, Alderson, Free Agent Centerfielders, Francisco, McHugh, Bay, Fundraiser


Mets News and Notes:

David Wright tied Ed Kranepool for the franchise hits record but it came in a losing effort as the Mets fell to the Pirates, 8-6 Tuesday night at Citi Field. Wright now has two more games to try and record his 1,419th hit in front of a home crowd before the Mets finish the season on the road.

Despite tying the franchise record, Wright said once again that it's hard for him to focus too much on his accomplishment when the team has been floundering in the second half and has been knocked from the pennant race.
"I don't think you can sit back and really enjoy this until you're done playing -- or, maybe, enjoy it a little bit in the offseason," Wright said after the 10-6 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates. "I'm not programmed, and it's a little odd and uncomfortable talking about something individual like this, when we've had our struggles in the second half and haven't done what I think all of us feel like we were capable of doing. But I'll enjoy it at some point -- probably not tonight. I have to get ready for tomorrow. But at some point I'm sure I'll enjoy it because it's a nice accomplishment and I'm very proud."

Manager Terry Collins is concerned about Robert Carson's elbow as he has to go for an MRI on Wednesday. Carson had to leave the game with what was preliminary diagnosed as an elbow strain and a X-ray came back negative. Carson likely has pitched his final game as a Met this season as the team awaits further testing.

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson talked on television about a variety of topics on Tuesday night, including the upcoming contract situations with Wright and R.A. Dickey. He reiterated once again that the team plans to do all it again to ensure that its top hitter and top pitcher will remain in Flushing for the future.

Said Alderson:

Saturday, September 08, 2012

Mets News and Notes: Braves Streak, Mets Honorees, Mejia, Torres, Tejada, Carson, Chipper


Mets News and Notes:

The Mets send Jeremy Hefner (2-5, 4.52 ERA) to the mound at 4:05 p.m. today. He opposes reigning NL Pitcher of the Month Kris Medlen (7-1, 1.56). The Braves have won Medlen's past 18 starts, the longest streak in the majors since the Yankees won 20 straight starts by Roger Clemens in 2000.

The Mets will honor infielder Wilmer Flores and right-hander Rafael Montero as the Sterling organizational player and pitcher of the year in a ceremony before the game. Also due to be honored are each affiliate's player of the year: Matt Harvey (Buffalo), Zack Wheeler (Binghamton), outfielder/second baseman Alonzo Harris Jr. (St. Lucie), right-hander Michael Fulmer (Savannah), right-hander Hansel Robles (Brooklyn), right-hander Miller Diaz (Kingsport), right-hander Yoryi Nuez (Dominican Summer League 1) and outfielder Vincente Lupo (Dominican Summer League 2).

Jenrry Mejia surrendered a solo homer to Dan Uggla with two outs in the ninth, but otherwise recorded six outs in his first major league appearance since Sept. 15, 2010. Mejia mostly spent last season rehabbing from Tommy John surgery. Collins said Mejia will be used as a starter later in the month, roughly coinciding with Harvey being shut down for the season.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Mets News and Notes: Dickey, Santana, Torres, Carson, Hefner


Mets News and Notes:

R.A Dickey had a chance to move closer to 20 wins, but his teammates couldn't score against the Rockies so Dickey remains stuck on 15. The Mets are now a season-worst eight games under .500 and are tied with the Phillies for third place.

The biggest news of the day, though, involves their other veteran star pitcher, Johan Santana. After initial deciding that Santana would make his next start, the Mets announced that Santana has a stiff back. He will have an MRI on Tuesday.

For more Santana reports, the Post, News, Newsday, Star-Ledger , and the Bergen Record have stories. 

The slumping Andres Torres won't make any excuses about his hitting. He is 7-for-his-last-33 and finally broke an 0-for-19 slump with a ninth inning single on Monday.


Adam Rubin reports that lefty Robert Carson is being promoted. Carson will be promoted from Triple-A Buffalo for Tuesday's game. Jeremy Hefner will be placed on paternity leave to temporarily open a roster spot.



Friday, November 18, 2011

The Mets protect seven of their top prospects, put them on the 40 man roster


Kirk Nieuwenhuis
With an abnormally large number of their top prospects vulnerable in next month's Rule 5 Draft, the Mets on Friday performed some extensive roster shuffling to keep their farm system intact.

The Mets added pitchers Robert Carson and Jeurys Familia, outfielders Juan Lagares, Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Cesar Puello, and infielders Wilmer Flores and Reese Havens to their 40-man roster, ensuring that no team can select those players in the Rule 5 Draft proceedings at the Winter Meetings in Dallas.

They opted not to protect pitcher Brad Holt and infielder Jefry Marte, among others, leaving those players exposed to other teams.
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