John Buck kept up his powerful start with a grand slam, his fourth home run in the last four games, and the New York Mets beat the Minnesota Twins 16-5 as snowflakes fell at Target Field on Friday night.
New York will send Dickey, catcher Josh Thole and catcher Mike Nickeas to Toronto for d’Arnaud, pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard, Major League catcher John Buck and 18-year-old outfield prospect Wuilmer Becerra.
The Mets declined to offer contracts to outfielder Andres Torres, right-hander Mike Pelfrey and reliever Manny Acosta on Friday.
Mike Pelfrey may have started his last game in a Mets uniform. Then again, maybe not.
The Mets have no money, but do they have no future?
It’s clear that Johan Santana has become a question mark, a potential square in the grand circle of Sandy Alderson’s offseason puzzle.
A struggling, hurting Johan Santana was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Saturday.
Dillon Gee got scared when team doctors told him they couldn’t feel a pulse in his right arm. Nine days later, a relieved Gee is talking about pitching for the Mets again this season.
In its news release Thursday, the team did not mention a timetable for Gee’s return – but the operation is expected to keep him off the mound for months.
The Yankees hit four home runs off Johan Santana Friday night in his first start after no-hitting the Cardinals. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, that matches the most home runs allowed by a pitcher in his first start after throwing a no-hitter or a perfect game.
The 33-year-old — who signed a Minor League deal with the Mets on March 26th — tossed six scoreless innings, allowing two hits and three walks. He struck out two and threw 50 of 87 pitches for strikes.
Plenty of no-name Mets are contributing to the Amazins’ unexpected rise toward becoming NL East contenders.
After watching Jose Reyes walk without so much as a slap on the rump juxtaposed with the Mets’ recent desire to talk contract extension with David Wright, I wondered if Alderson knew something we didn’t. Are the Mets in fact better without Reyes?
It appears Mike Pelfrey’s one percent chance to avoid surgery is all but gone.
Mets fans just watched one of their supposed franchise players return to Citi Field wearing the uniform of a different team. They should hope that for the sake of a better future, the other franchise guy sticks around sporting his trademark # 5.
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