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+.”
It seems there’s a market for Mets first baseman Ike Davis after all, according to WFAN and CBSSports.com baseball insider Jon Heyman.
Lucas Duda hit a three-run homer and the New York Mets overcame two solo shots by Giancarlo Stanton, beating the Miami Marlins 4-3 on Friday night behind Jonathon Niese.
Lucas Duda had three hits, including a home run, and Andrew Brown added a towering two-run shot to lead Dillon Gee and the New York Mets to a 5-2 win over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday.
Kris Medlen pitched seven strong innings while Andrelton Simmons and Evan Gattis homered to help the Atlanta Braves win their second straight game with a 3-1 victory over the New York Mets on Tuesday night.
Collins says Duda will primarily be a backup to first baseman Ike Davis and can serve as the designated hitter.
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The Mets have lost three games in a row for the first time since the middle of June as they head to Miami to take on the Marlins.
In a skit on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” the Mets’ ace took to the New York streets to interview Mets fans and native New Yorkers about himself … Matt Harvey.
Duda has been placed on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained muscle between his ribs.
Duda felt discomfort following New York’s 4-3 win over Philadelphia on Friday night.
If Wheeler turns into an equivalent mound presence as Harvey this year, all well and good. He might even become the second part of a 1-1A entry. But there’s no need to pressure Wheeler into becoming a savior. The Mets already have one.
“I wish that some of our better players were closer to the big leagues,” Alderson said. “I wish that certain guys were available to us, but they’re not, and nobody really cares. It’s all about whether you win or lose games, and I understand that.”