“Thank you everyone for the kind words and support. I may be done this year, but I will be back next year for April 1,” Harvey posted on Twitter.
The Mets traded right fielder Marlon Byrd, catcher John Buck and cash to the Pirates for minor league middle infielder Dilson Herrera and a player to be named later.
The Mets demoted Ike Davis to Triple-A Las Vegas after Sunday’s loss to Miami. Davis was batting .161 with five homers, 16 RBIs and 66 strikeouts in 186 at-bats.
The 23-year-old could make his major-league debut in grand fashion, as part of a doubleheader against the Braves on June 18. And who would start the other game of the double dip? None other than ace Matt Harvey.
“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.”
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson finally had his Peter Finch moment: “I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!”
The Mets lost their fourth in a row after resuming Friday’s suspended game.
The Mets are starting to slide. The losing streak is now at three.
The Mets’ captain made his first appearance in a big league game since sustaining a rib injury during the World Baseball Classic, going 0-for-3 and playing five innings for New York in a 7-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.
When the hard comebacker off the bat of Carlos Beltran (of course it was him) smashed off the right elbow of Mets pitcher Jeremy Hefner on Tuesday afternoon, you just had to laugh — to keep from crying.
Gee pitched six scoreless innings and struck out seven as the Mets topped the Braves, 7-4. Gee had allowed 11 earned runs in his previous two starts and missed the second half of last season with a blood clot in his right shoulder.
While Mets have had their share of injuries during spring training, but Shaun Marcum’s right shoulder doesn’t appear to be a major issue.
“Delayed somewhat” means being pushed back to the March 10-15 range, which makes it highly doubtful that Santana could get enough work in to be ready by April 1.
Relief pitcher Brian Wilson worked out for the Mets at UCLA on Saturday, and according to a report, general manager Sandy Alderson was far from impressed.
This Mets team is not as far away from contention as most think they are, but this is a huge offseason because Alderson must improve this team without sacrificing the payroll flexibility he will possess in 2014.