Tag: Brandon Lyon

Another Stunning Walk-Off Defeat As Mets Squander Brilliant Start By Hefner

An article by posted on April 30, 2013 14 Comments
Another Stunning Walk-Off Defeat As Mets Squander Brilliant Start By Hefner

Wow, that one hurt. What a punch in the gut… The Miami Marlins came back in the bottom of the ninth to beat the Mets 2-1 in stunning fashion as the winning run scored on a Brandon Lyon wild pitch. The loss is the sixth straight defeat for the Mets, matching their longest losing streak of […]

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Brandon Lyon Is Cashing In Despite A Team Worst ERA Among Mets Relievers

An article by posted on April 30, 2013 8 Comments
Brandon Lyon Is Cashing In Despite A Team Worst ERA Among Mets Relievers

I couldn’t help but get somewhat annoyed when MetsBlog posted that reliever Brandon Lyon is currently cashing in on some large monthly incentive bonus checks. 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 […]

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2013 Mets Opening Day Lineup and Roster Projection

An article by posted on March 22, 2013 0 Comments
2013 Mets Opening Day Lineup and Roster Projection

Updated 3/22 I wanted to share Adam Rubin’s projected Opening Day roster which is not too dissimilar to what I projected. Rotation: Jon Niese, Shaun Marcum, Matt Harvey, Dillon Gee and Jeremy Hefner. Bullpen: Bobby Parnell, Brandon Lyon, LaTroy Hawkins, Scott Atchison, Josh Edgin, Pedro Feliciano and Greg Burke. Infield: Ike Davis, Justin Turner, David Wright, Ruben Tejada […]

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Mets Spring Notes: Parnell Making Strides, Gee Feeling It, Spin Turns On One

An article by posted on March 9, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Spring Notes: Parnell Making Strides, Gee Feeling It, Spin Turns On One

It is too soon to say much definitive about Terry Collins’ 2013 Mets other than it has the makings of a long year. Twice yesterday afternoon, the frustrated Mets’ manager answered seemingly innocuous questions about his roster with a curt, “It is March 8.’’ PARNELL CLOSING IN: One silver thread out of Friday’s 3-2 loss to […]

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Mets Spring Wrap-up: Collins Not Worried About Santana, Cowgill Goes 3-for-4

An article by posted on March 6, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Spring Wrap-up: Collins Not Worried About Santana, Cowgill Goes 3-for-4

This time, Terry Collins knew what Johan Santana was doing and seemingly both are on the same page, even though the left-hander was mum today on both his throwing and the death of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez. After mugging with several friends on the Venezuelan WBC team, Santana long-tossed in the outfield, and followed that with several pitches off […]

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MMO Featured Post: Can The Mets Win The WAR in 2013?

An article by posted on March 3, 2013 0 Comments
MMO Featured Post: Can The Mets Win The WAR in 2013?

The New York Mets ended up winning 74 games during the 2012 season. Their Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey was traded and their most productive outfielder, Scott Hairston, has departed as well. The farm system may be in much better shape, and their projected 2014 payroll will be in the bottom of the majors for […]

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It’s Parnell’s Time To Shine As He Takes Over Mets Closer Role

An article by posted on February 13, 2013 0 Comments
It’s Parnell’s Time To Shine As He Takes Over Mets Closer Role

Updated by Joe D. According to Mike Puma of the NY Post, after telling reporters that Frank Francisco has been shut down due to inflammation in his right elbow, Mets manager Terry Collins told Puma that “he wants Bobby Parnell to take over as the team’s closer.” “We keep talking about 2014 … why not get […]

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Revamped Mets Bullpen Could Surprise In 2013

An article by posted on February 12, 2013 0 Comments
Revamped Mets Bullpen Could Surprise In 2013

Opportunity cost is an economic term that means the highest valued alternative foregone to pursue an activity. It’s like if you worked at a bakery baking cakes and pies. Your shift is five hours long. In one hour, you’re able to bake one cake or two pies. If you spent zero hours on cakes and […]

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Mets Notes: Gee Is 100%, Niese Arrives To Camp, Projected Opening Day Lineup

An article by posted on February 8, 2013 0 Comments
Mets Notes: Gee Is 100%, Niese Arrives To Camp, Projected Opening Day Lineup

Ike Davis wraps up a session of crushing baseballs at PSL Hey Jon Niese, nice of you to show up early… Adam Rubin tweeted that the Brandon Lyon deal with the Mets will be officially announced as soon as this afternoon. Anthony DiComo sees the Opening Day Roster like this: He also adds that the acquisition […]

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Boras Has Better Offers On Bourn Than The Mets At His Disposal

An article by posted on February 6, 2013 0 Comments
Boras Has Better Offers On Bourn Than The Mets At His Disposal

The Mets are willing to give free agent Michael Bourn a four-year deal, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post. Scott Boras is claiming that he has better offers at his disposal than whatever the Mets have discussed with him. Sherman speculates that Boras could simply be bluffing to try and get more […]

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Marlins On Verge Of Signing Jose Valverde?

An article by posted on February 4, 2013 0 Comments
Marlins On Verge Of Signing Jose Valverde?

Former Detroit Tigers closer Jose Valverde is on the verge of signing with the Miami Marlins according to Enrique Rojas of ESPNDeportes.com. However, Jon Heyman reports that Valverde is still talking with a number of teams, including the Marlins, and that nothing is imminent. The Mets were reportedly pursuing Valverde as an option to try and replace Frank Francisco as the team’s closer. The […]

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