Tag: Mets bullpen

From Left Field: Please, No K-Rod Reunion!

An article by posted on March 7, 2013 0 Comments
From Left Field: Please, No K-Rod Reunion!

Francisco Rodriguez spoke with reporters during yesterday’s contest in Port St. Lucie between the Mets and Team Venezuela, which is gearing up to compete in the World Baseball Classic. K-Rod said he would welcome a reunion with the Mets and would be extra motivated if given a second chance to redeem himself. Rodriguez is currently […]

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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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From Left Field: Can The Strategy In The Bullpen Work?

An article by posted on January 31, 2013 0 Comments
From Left Field: Can The Strategy In The Bullpen Work?

The Mets seem to be rolling the dice when it comes to bringing in veterans on minor-league deals to compete for spots in the bullpen. The team will likely head north in about two months with seven relievers, but spring training will decide who those lucky seven are. LaTroy Hawkins and Scott Atchison were recently […]

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Should Mets Consider Bringing Back Pedro Feliciano?

An article by posted on October 31, 2012 0 Comments
Should Mets Consider Bringing Back Pedro Feliciano?

Pedro Feliciano spent his entire career in a Mets uniform until the day he left via Free Agency following the 2010 season. At the time our well documented financial situation got in the way, and the Yankees came in and offered the lefty specialist a nice contract to join our crosstown rivals. Well, two years […]

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Backup Catcher Seems To Be Least Of Mets Concerns

An article by posted on July 16, 2012 0 Comments
Backup Catcher Seems To Be Least Of Mets Concerns

With the Mets seen as the probable last-place team in the National League East when the season began, it was a pleasant surprise to end the first half with a 46-40 record. This leaves the Mets right in the thick of the National League Wild Card race and still contending for the division. After dropping […]

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Ranking The Mets Bullpen

An article by posted on June 27, 2012 0 Comments
Ranking The Mets Bullpen

No, this isn’t another post telling you that the Mets have the worst bullpen in baseball, No need to rehash all that again and again. Instead lets talk about solutions. Yesterday we read that Padres closer Huston Street will be one of the players expected to be on the market as the trade deadline nears. […]

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MMO Exclusive Interview: NY Mets Pitching Prospect – Brant Rustich, RHP

An article by posted on November 29, 2011 0 Comments
MMO Exclusive Interview: NY Mets Pitching Prospect – Brant Rustich, RHP

When the Mets drafted RHP Brant Rustich in the second round of the 2007 MLB Amateur Draft, many thought with his size, strength, stuff, and advanced skills, that he would move quickly through the minor leagues and be ready to help out in the big league bullpen sooner rather than later. Many Mets fans began to […]

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Izzy To Stay In Extended Spring Training For Two More Weeks

An article by posted on March 30, 2011 0 Comments

In a decision that is somewhat a surprise with the recent announcement of adding Blaine Boyer to the Mets’ bullpen, Jason Isringhausen has agreed to spend two more weeks in extended spring training to build his arm strength. “I’ve come this far, another two weeks is not going to kill me…” Isringhausen told reporters” For […]

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Byrdak Added To 40-Man Roster, Most Likely Only Lefty In Bullpen

An article by posted on March 25, 2011 0 Comments

The Mets made it official today and announced that southpaw reliever Tim Byrdak has been added to the 40-man roster. Byrdak, 37, will serve as the team’s left-handed relief specialist this season. Last season with the Astros, Byrdak went 2-2 with a 3.49 ERA in 64 relief appearances and held left handed batters to a .213 average. […]

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Bullpen Burnouts: Fernando Nieve and Jenrry Mejia

An article by posted on May 20, 2010 0 Comments

Only a month ago, the Mets bullpen was being looked at as a big strength for the team as they led the league in ERA, Batting Average Against, WHIP and even strikeouts. They have quickly sunk to the bottom in many of those categories as the season wore on due mostly to some bad bullpen […]

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