The Mets have eight players from last year’s squad who can sign elsewhere via free agency. Should Alderson let them all walk? Should any return for 2014? Let’s take a quick look at each guy.
Scott Rice begins the week having appeared in 72 games, the most in the major leagues. Rice is the 7th left-handed pitcher in Mets’ history to appear in 70 or more games in a season.
“He’s just kind of in a bit of shock,” Wright said. “I don’t think anyone was expecting this. For everyone, it’s kind of shocking. It’s disheartening.”
Mets starter Jon Niese threw three scoreless innings in his major league exhibition debut. He had thrown two innings against the University of Michigan earlier this week. Niese gave up three hits, struck out three and picked off a baserunner.
New York Mets plan to bring up infielder Jordany Valdespin and relievers Elvis Ramirez, Jeurys Familla and Jenrry Mejia from Triple-A before Tuesday night’s game.
Byrdak wasn’t the first Mets pitcher to possibly be injured due to overuse.
The Mets said surgery is a possibility for the lefty specialist. Tim Byrdak has not pitched since Wednesday, when he complained of shoulder soreness.
Jerry Recco began his first update of the morning by rehashing everything that when on during the Yankees 5-2, rubber-game win over the Mariners yesterday afternoon in Seattle.
The Mets are in a free fall and the frustration of their stunning slide from the playoff race is taking its toll.
Losers in their last 12 of 13 games, the New York Mets must get themselves together and pull out of this slump soon for any chance at salvaging the season.
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.
Comedian Jerry Seinfeld has always been a loyal Mets fan. But when limited partnerships of the club went on sale last year, he had zero interest in buying a piece.
Two Mets players said all the right things this weekend about a possible reunion with Francisco Rodriguez. But apparently it’s not all so hunky-dory.
Through all the havoc the world has thrown at us the last week — earthshaking news of Mark Sanchez dating Eva Longoria, of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes divorcing, and, oh, how can we go on? — the Mets have continued to forge through.
The most famous chicken in New York has a new home and two more famous fans.