The Mets declined to offer contracts to outfielder Andres Torres, right-hander Mike Pelfrey and reliever Manny Acosta on Friday.
Deferred money is a sticking point in David Wright’s negotiations with the Mets.
Sandy Alderson needs to act swiftly in order to restore confidence in the eyes of the team’s fan base. With that in mind, here is what I think are the top five offseason issues he needs to address prior to the 2013 season.
The NL Central leaders and the Mets were a combined 0 for 18 with runners in scoring position before Bruce connected with no outs in the ninth.
Matt Harvey and the Mets got roughed up by the Padres on Sunday. San Diego scored five runs off Harvey in five innings and won 7-3.
Hairston planned to relax and watch a little television when he got back to the hotel. He’ll go sleep thinking he will remain with New York the rest of the season.
The 26-year-old Duda was batting .241 with 12 homers, 44 RBIs and a .335 on-base percentage. He had struck out 94 times, most on the team.
Frank Francisco was tossed in the Mets’ Sunday afternoon loss and could possibly face a suspension for his altercation with umpire Todd Tichenor.
The Mets’ bullpen imploded in sensational fashion as the Marlins won 8-4 on a Giancarlo Stanton walk-off home run.
The Mets should look very closely at the Diamondbacks when they hit the field this weekend at Citi, because in many ways the Mets may be this year’s version of the D-Backs.
Matt Downs hit a two-run homer and Jed Lowrie had the go-ahead single in the eighth inning to propel the Houston Astros to a 4-3 win over the New York Mets on Monday night.
New York lost 18-9 to the Colorado Rockies on Friday night, done in by six errors and an 11-run inning by the Rockies that overwhelmed the offensive display by Scott Hairston, who hit for the cycle.
The wheels fell off for the Mets as they gave up 5 unearned runs during the 8th and lost to the Phillies 8-2 on Sunday.
Sandy Alderson had a vision going into the offseason, and that was to re-shape the bullpen. So far, it has worked wonders.
The first meeting at Citi Field will be a different story. Still, it was enjoyable for Jose Reyes to see some familiar friendly faces.