Free-agent right-hander Bartolo Colon and the New York Mets finalized a two-year, $20 million deal.
Mets COO Jeff Wilpon made some bold comments about the future of his club on Tuesday. When addressing those comments, general manager Sandy Alderson admitted that his boss’ remarks were “off the cuff.”
It sounds like plenty of Mets will be on the hot-stove hot seat.
“I think now we’re entering a new phase where the short-term becomes somewhat more important than the long-term,” Alderson said. “And that’s how we’re going to go at it.”
Madison Bumgarner struck out 10 in seven innings of four-hit ball, outpitching Jonathon Niese to lead the San Francisco Giants over the New York Mets, 2-1, on Thursday.
We all know how this ends. We’re talking about the Mets, a franchise so rife with self-inflicted wounds that even the kindest of baseball gods won’t deign to cut it an occasional break.
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.
“It’s tough,” Niese said. “Obviously (if) we were playing next year we wouldn’t be in that situation. That’s the beauty of replay and how necessary it is. It is what it is. (Layne) made the call, and we just got to get over it and come back after the off-day.”
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.
Wilmer Flores capped the Mets’ Sunday night victory in Arizona with a ninth inning home run.
Hefner says he has been dealing with a sore elbow all season but it had worsened recently.
Terry Collins’ contract will expire at the end of the season. I’m not suggesting that Fred Wilpon should give him a four-year extension. But I’d like to see him finally have a chance with a team that’s built to contend.
Mets starter Jonathon Niese is scheduled to undergo a follow-up MRI on his left shoulder.
The Mets have placed left-handed pitcher Jon Niese on the 15-day disabled list and recalled relief pitcher Greg Burke from Triple-A Las Vegas.
Niese reportedly complained of weakness in the shoulder before being removed from the game. Though he’d rested for only 12 days before his prior start, the rest that alleviated his symptoms might have contributed to further weakening from disuse.