Brandon Lyon Is Cashing In Despite A Team Worst ERA Among Mets Relievers
His contract stipulates that Lyon is to receive roster bonuses of $100,000-$125,000 roughly once a month.
The 34-year-old righty who signed a a guaranteed $750,000 deal with the Mets before the season, received his first $100K bonus check by making the Opening Day roster. But then this morning, Lyon took in his second check, also worth $100,000.
In his last ten appearances, Lyon has allowed five earned runs in 9.0 innings pitched with a 5.00 ERA during that span.
Lyon’s ERA for the season has risen to 4.35 in 12 appearances after a rough two weeks. That ranks last in the Mets bullpen among relievers with five or more appearances.
Overall, the Mets bullpen has a 5.29 ERA which ranks 29th out of all 30 MLB teams.
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