Showing posts with label Starting Pitcher. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Starting Pitcher. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Pelfrey and Capuano Visit Brooklyn Students


Despite an 11th inning loss in gloomy weather last night Mets starting pitchers Mike Pelfrey and Chris Capuano, took time out of their day to visit students at P.S 184 in Brooklyn. The pair played basketball and signed autographs for the students while encouraging them to strive in school.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

R.A. Dickey and Mets have agreed on a two year deal


R. A. Dickey
According to Andy Martino, the Mets and R.A. Dickey avoided arbitration by agreeing to a two-year contract with a club option for 2013, pending a physical.

The new deal covers his final arbitration season and at least his first year of free agency. Exact terms aren’t yet known, but Dickey requested $4.7 million and was offered $3.35 million from the Mets when arbitration figures were exchanged last Tuesday.

The 36-year-old knuckleballer was a revelation for the Mets last season, posting a 2.84 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 104/42 K/BB ratio over 174 1/3 innings.

I’m expecting something in the range of two years and $8-9 million, maybe a little more in the form of a buyout. If Dickey can prove that last season wasn’t a fluke, the Mets will have done very well here.

UPDATE: Andy Martino of the New York Daily News reports that including the option and potential incentives, Dickey could make $13 million over the length of the contract.
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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Chris Young Close to decision?


Free agent starter Chris Young could be close to choosing a new team, reports ESPN's Buster Olney (Twitter link). 

Olney cites the Mets, who have been connected to Young all winter, and also mentions that the Nationals "may be in play" for the right-hander.

When last we heard of Young, the word was that he was willing to accept a contract worth less than $2MM due to concerns about his health. 

The Mets denied they had made an offer worth more than $1MM to Young, but still reported favored Young over other free agent options as Jeff Francis.

Washington is a new suitor for Young, but like the Mets, the Nats can also offer Young a chance to pitch in a pitcher-friendly ballpark and a shot at rebuilding his value for a long-term offer next winter. 

The Nationals were known to be looking for pitching this winter, but haven't done much in that department other than signing Chien-Ming Wang and Chad Gaudin.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Mets trying to add starter depth, interested in Dave Bush


Dave Bush is among the starting pitchers on the Mets' radar, according to ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick (on Twitter). As Crasnick notes, current Mets exec J.P. Ricciardi was the Blue Jays' GM when Toronto selected Bush in the second round of the 2002 draft.

The Rockies reportedly had interest in Bush earlier in the offseason, but the market for the right-hander has been remarkably quiet this winter.

Bush 31, was 8-13 with a 4.54 ERA for the Brew Crew. He was durable in 2010 with 31 starts and 174 Innings pitched.

Here are Dave Bush's Career Stats:

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Chris Capuano's Contract


According to ESPN's Adam Rubin, Chris Capuano will have a base salary of $1.5 million with the potential to earn more than $4.5 in the 2011 season. Here's his financial breakdown: 15 games started =$125,000 20 games started =$150,000 Starts 21 through 31 games =$75,000 each 32 games started =$100,000 Bullpen bonuses: $100,000 for 20 relief appearances $100,000 for 30 relief appearances $100,000 for 40 relief appearances $100,000 for 50 relief appearances $100,000 for 60 relief appearances (A maximum of $1.2 million may be earned for games started and relief appearance bonus combined.) $50,000 for 90 innings pitched $100,000 for 100 innings pitched $100,000 for 110 innings pitched $100,000 for 120 innings pitched $100,000 for 130 innings pitched $125,000 for 140 innings pitched $175,000 for 150 innings pitched $175,000 for 160 innings pitched $200,000 for 170 innings pitched $200,000 for 180 innings pitched $225,000 for 190 innings pitched $250,000 for 200 innings pitched Plus: $50,000 for All Star; $150,000 for Comeback Player of the Year. "Show us what ya got."
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