The Mets came close to pulling a rabbit out of their hat tonight after falling behind 6-0 to the Diamondbacks after two innings. They came up a run short, but came so close to tying and winning the game if not for another baserunning blunder by Angel Pagan. Nelson Figueroa was called up to make the start after compiling a string of solid starts for Buffalo. I was one of those who was hoping to see […]
According to MiLB.com, Jon Niese was named International League pitcher of the week after compiling a 1-0 record and 1.06 ERA in two starts for the Bisons. Niese, who allowed 10 hits and struck out 14 in 17 innings, has rebounded to go 4-1 in his last six starts with a 1.04 ERA. After a terrible start to his season, Niese has rebounded nicely and has lowered his ERA to a more respectable 4.31 after […]
You may remember that back on April 19th, the Mets purchased the contract of pitcher Nelson Figueroa from Buffalo to make a start against the Milwaukee Brewers. Figgy pitched a decent game allowing just three runs, but the Mets lost 4-2. Immediately after the game, the Mets designated Figueroa for assignment and came close to losing him as Figueroa refused the assignment and opted to test the free agent waters. Nothing happened for Figgy so […]
The Daily News reports that Nelson Figueroa has decided to re-sign with the organization after testing free agency by refusing a minor-league assignment earlier in the week. Apparently, sometimes the best opportunity is where they know and like you, even if he was abruptly designated for assignment to make room for a second lefty reliever, Casey Fossum, after Figueroa allowed three runs in six innings against the Brewers on Sunday. I know that Figueroa is […]
Adam Rubin of the Daily News reports that Nelson Figueroa who was designated for assignment by the Mets immediately after his last start, has cleared waivers and will refuse an assignment to AAA Buffalo. A source told the Daily News that Figueroa has decided to become a free agent instead which means he can now sign with any team of his choosing. Figueroa was reportedly shocked and pretty broken up after the Mets released according to […]
Talk about your classic head scratchers. I would have loved to be a fly in the room when Omar and his brain-trust made the decision to DFA Darren O’Day, promote Nelson Figueroa, DFA Figueroa 18 hours later and promote Casey Fossum. I bet the conversation went just like this… Omar: Have a seat fellas, we need to figure out what we’re gonna do about this Mike Pelfrey situation. Adviser 1: What’s there to think about? […]
I guess a three game sweep was too much to ask for as the Mets wasted plenty of scoring opportunities and fell to the Brewers 4-2. The problem with this loss is that the Mets squandered a gutsy start by Nelson Figueroa who did all he could manage to keep the Mets in the game and within striking distance. Figueroa pitched six innings and allowed 3 runs on just five hits while dealing with an […]
Newsday is reporting that Mike Pelfrey will not make his scheduled start Sunday against the Brewers because of right forearm tendinitis. Shortly after the Mets beat the Brewers, 5-4, on Friday, they announced that Nelson Figueroa will be Pelfrey’s replacement and that Darren O’Day had been designated for assignment to make room on the roster.The plan is for Pelfrey to miss only one start, be available out of the bullpen in an emergency this week […]
Hopefully, the Mets are playing it safe and will allow Mike Pelfrey to rest rather than pitch on Sunday. In a post I made this morning, I suggested that the Mets call up Nelson Figueroa and let him pitch until Mike Pelfrey is 100% pain free and has no further soreness in his forearm. I wrote in a comment to Adam: The Mets should just shelve Pelfrey for 2 weeks, and use Nelson Figueroa for […]
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