Try as they may, try as they might, Met fans can’t seem to convince their team to be gung-ho on Jung-Ho.
Young, who had been eligible for arbitration, batted .229 with 30 stolen bases in 100 games this year, when his salary was $1.85 million.
Rookie right-hander Jacob deGrom, who is 6-5 with a 2.87 ERA in 16 starts, will not make his scheduled start on Tuesday against the Nationals.
Bartolo Colon came within seven outs of a perfect game, giving up a single to Robinson Cano with two outs in the seventh inning, and the New York Mets held off a late rally to beat the Seattle Mariners 3-2 on Wednesday.
“We’re gonna make it because we believe in ourselves,” the reliever said. “We’ll be ready, and we’re gonna make the playoffs. We’re gonna be there.”
It’s fantastic that the Mets have a wealth of pitching. But do you know what else it is? Infuriating.
Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia brought a live arm — and his happy feet — to Yankee Stadium for Monday night’s Subway Series opener.
Right-handed pitcher Rafael Montero — arguably the Mets’ No. 2 prospect behind Noah Syndergaard — will make his major-league debut on Wednesday against the Yankees at Citi Field.
This can all blow up in Terry Collins’ face over the next few days, weeks or months. But for now, he can’t argue with what his starters have done lately.
Jenrry Mejia pitched four-hit ball into the seventh inning, David Wright delivered another key hit and the New York Mets beat the St. Louis Cardinals 2-0 Monday night.
Kirk Nieuwenhuis had three hits and three RBIs in his season debut, Jenrry Mejia pitched five effective innings in a combined three-hitter and the New York Mets routed the struggling Arizona Diamondbacks.
Where does Jenrry Mejia fit with the Mets? At this point it’s a mystery, but manager Terry Collins says he expects him to be a valuable addition no matter what his role is.
Free-agent right-hander Bartolo Colon and the New York Mets finalized a two-year, $20 million deal.
For now, the 24-year-old Harvey and the Mets hope that he will be able to avoid reconstruction surgery on the ulnar collateral ligament. A full prognosis will not be made until swelling in the elbow goes down in about two weeks.
The Mets have agreed to a deal with starting pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka, sources have told WFAN/CBSSports.com baseball insider Jon Heyman.