The New York Mets sent right-hander Pedro Beato to Boston on Thursday to complete the trade in which they acquired catcher Kelly Shoppach on Tuesday.
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.
Before the Mets’ series with NL East-leading Nationals, manager Terry Collins said it was imperative the Mets left town feeling good about themselves. After Tuesday, that has become an uphill battle.
The Mets have optioned left-handed pitcher Robert Carson to Double-A Binghamton and promoted right-hander Jack Egbert from Triple-A Buffalo, the club confirmed on Friday.
Whether he attempted to send a message to his team or simply lost control is up for interpretation, but what’s indisputable is that Terry Collins is not a happy camper at the moment.
Given the opportunity, Frank Francisco believes he has the stuff to be a dominant closer. The New York Mets think so, too, and will give him every chance.
With the Winter Meetings around the corner in December, and the annual Rule 5 draft scheduled to take place, the Mets moved some of their top prospects onto their 40-man roster to protect them from being selected by other clubs.
The Mets have announced some coaching changes for 2012 and my immediate reaction is that losing Chip Hale is a big hit while adding Tim Teufel as third base coach and Ricky Bones as bullpen coach makes sense.
I have sat and watched the Mets the past week and – for the first time this season – it seems the effort is not there and it is sad to see.
Mike Pelfrey to the bullpen? Sure, it’s a good headline. But in theory, making Pelfrey next season’s closer — and finding someone to replace his 200-plus innings — doesn’t make much sense.
The 2011 season has been an interesting journey for the New York Mets. So, as they play out the string down the homestretch, they need to find out some things. Here is my Top 5 list…
The long anticipated Carlos Beltran trade has been executed and most Met fans think it will mean that the next two months will be painful to watch. I say not so fast.
With the Mets falling out of the playoff race, the focus turns to their future which could either be bright or devastating depending on whether Jose Reyes is retained.
This weekend against the Phillies, if Mets manager Terry Collins needs to pick up the bullpen phone to call for his closer, his decision won’t be so easy.
At three games over .500, New York is in the wild card playoff hunt. Despite all the talk of getting injured players back, relievers Pedro Beato and Bobby Parnell could ultimately decide just how far the 2011 Mets go.
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