The 40-year-old had an excellent campaign for the A’s in 2013. The free-agent pitcher went 18-6 with a 2.65 ERA in 190 1/3 innings over 30 starts. He struck out 117 and issued 29 walks.
The Mets did not offer contracts to pitchers Jeremy Hefner and Scott Atchison, infielders Omar Quintanilla and Justin Turner, and utility man Jordany Valdespin, making the five free agents.
“I’m staring at my board right now,” Alderson said. “In the outfield category, I’ve got seven guys on my board who are free agents — varying degrees of quality. In the trade category just as an example, I’ve got four, five — nine. Those are guys we talked about internally. They range from A+ to C+.”
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Terry Collins says the Mets’ priority this offseason should be finding a power hitter to form a one-two punch with captain David Wright. “No. 1, we’ve got to find a bat […]
It seems there’s a market for Mets first baseman Ike Davis after all, according to WFAN and CBSSports.com baseball insider Jon Heyman.
According to the New York Daily News, the Amazin’s and the Brewers have discussed a trade that would send the first baseman to Milwaukee. But the talks never got too serious, and a deal isn’t expected to happen.
Davis left Saturday’s game at Washington with the injury. He grimaced and grabbed at his side after hitting a sacrifice fly. He bent over near home plate and didn’t even try to run to first base.
To Ike or not to Ike? That is the question. Is it better to say farewell to Ike Davis or suffer the slings and arrows of another potential ice-cold start from a player from whom so much was expected?
Scott Rice begins the week having appeared in 72 games, the most in the major leagues. Rice is the 7th left-handed pitcher in Mets’ history to appear in 70 or more games in a season.
Zack Wheeler pitched effectively into the seventh inning and the New York Mets piled up a season-high 17 hits in routing the Washington Nationals 11-3 on Saturday night.
Ike Davis hit a two-run homer, Daniel Murphy scored from second on a groundball, and Dillon Gee allowed two runs over 7 2-3 innings Friday night in the New York Mets’ 3-2 win over the Washington Nationals.
Collins says Duda will primarily be a backup to first baseman Ike Davis and can serve as the designated hitter.
It’s all about windows. The Yanks’ is closing, and not just because of the Alex Rodriguez mess. The windows around Citi Field are wide open.
Marlon Byrd, Ike Davis and Daniel Murphy each homered as New York won its second straight game after being swept by the Los Angeles Dodgers.