According to reports Pedro Feliciano has agreed to a 1 year, $1.65 million contract and avoids arbitration. You’ve got to love it when guys with losing records get 50% raises.
The Mets introduced Francisco Rodriguez to the New York media yesterday and J.J. Putz today. Rodriguez was the premier free agent of this offseason and a very important signing. But what could be more more important is Putz and how he adjusts to being a setup man as opposed to the closer he was in […]
It’s been a while since I posted and with all the action that went down during the winter meeting in Las Vegas last week I figured it’s time to post an update. The biggest news of the week occurred in the bullpen where the Mets made a splash with a couple of bold moves on […]
Look out Mets fans! The sky is falling! After feeling pain during a simulated game yesterday Billy Wagner is officially out for the season. He will have surgery to repair a torn MCL in his left elbow that will keep him on the shelf the rest of this season and probably well into next season. […]
Who would have thought the bullpen would come to the rescue of a young rookie having a not so goo debut. That happened last night when Jonathon Niese suffered the worst start of his major league career. After being staked to a 5-1 lead Niese allowed Milwaukee to tie the game up before being lifted […]
According to reports the Mets have decided that they will not stand pat in the bullpen following the news of Billy Wagner‘s continued convalescence. Instead they have signed a third Reyes, Al Reyes. Unlike anyone else on the Mets roster the new Reyes has previous regular closing experience, having served that role for Tampa Bay […]
The word is in on Billy Wagner and it’s… non committal. The Mets released a statement saying that Wagner continues to have swelling and pain in the elbow and he’ll need more rest. There was no mention of any specific damage or a timetable for Wagner’s return. Although there was no mention of the possibility […]
Billy Wagner will be examined again today after which I expect to hear an announcement about some sort of elbow injury that will require him to be out an extended period of time. Let see them prove me wrong.
The Mets bullpen proved again this afternoon that the best way to win a game is not call on them. Following Johan Santana‘s complete game shutout yesterday Brian Stokes came in in the 6th inning to relieve John Maine who had thrown 96 pitches already. Stokes gave up a 2 run homer to allow the […]
Here’s video of Duaner Sanchez getting hit by the line drive last night. It was really scary to watch. The ball came very close to hitting him on the kneecap and that may have ended his career. Sanchez said before tonight’s game that he’s healthy. I imagine Jerry Manuel will only use him if absolutely […]