Tim Byrdak

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Coleman: A Nice Start For Niese

Jonathan Niese was sharp on Wednesday in Jupiter as the Mets shutout the Marlins 7-0. Niese was a little anxious to get going before his first spring start, but he delivered two solid innings, striking out 2 while walking one. Niese was pretty happy with his performance.


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Mets Sign Tim Byrdak To 2012 Contract

The New York Mets have signed relief pitcher Tim Byrdak to a 2012 contract. A 37-year-old lefty specialist, Byrdak is 2-0 with a 2.89 ERA in 37 1-3 innings.


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Current, Former New York Mets Visit FDNY Ladder 3

A tradition continues as the tenth anniversary of 9/11 approaches.


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Coleman’s Corner: Mets Pin Hopes On Bobby Parnell

Bobby Parnell notched his first save of the season on Wednesday, but the Mets are hoping this will be just the start of many more to come in the years ahead.


Prince Fielder

After Rain Delay, Mets Lose At Home Against Brewers

The Mets set a most dubious record Friday night, beaten by Prince Fielder and the Milwaukee Brewers 6-1 in a rainy, testy matchup.


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Jason Isringhausen: Don’t Say I’m Pleading To Stay With Mets

Mets reliever Jason Isringhausen likes playing in New York, there’s no doubt about that. Just don’t make it sound like he’s begging general manager Sandy Alderson to stay.


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Report: Mets Shopping K-Rod, Jason Isringhausen, Tim Byrdak

A trio of Mets relievers are reportedly on the trading block. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson is “aggressively” shopping closer Francisco Rodriguez, setup man Jason Isringhausen and lefty reliever Tim Byrdak, according to the Daily News.


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Ethier’s Streak Ends At 30, Mets Beat Dodgers 4-2

Pinch-hitter Justin Turner came through with a long single that snapped an eighth-inning tie and the New York Mets stopped Andre Ethier’s hitting streak at 30 games Saturday night in a 4-2 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.


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Coleman’s Corner: The Latest On Ollie P

Not that he had much choice, but Oliver Perez has not fought the decision to go to the pen – he can deal with it whether he likes it or not.


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Coleman’s Corner: The Pressure Is On Ollie P

For Met fans who want to kiss the enigmatic Ollie goodbye after this start, don’t pucker up just yet. Perez was promised starts this spring – and Collins is a man of his word.


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Coleman’s Corner: A Hair Raising Start

The Mets staged their annual intra-squad matchup on Friday and Scott Hairston stole the spotlight.


New York Mets' Jose Reyes (7) warms up along with teammates Chris Capuano, left, David Wright (5) and Jason Bay (44) during spring training baseball, Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Coleman’s Corner: Mets’ Union Shop

The players are “unionizing” on Tuesday morning here in Port St. Lucie – the MLBPA’s annual spring visit to Mets camp.



Coleman’s Corner: A Busy Start

It was an extremely busy day at Mets camp on Wednesday – and the first official pitchers & catchers workout isn’t even until Thursday.


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Mets Add Left-Hander Tim Byrdak

The 27-year-old was 2-2 with a 3.49 ERA in 64 relief appearances for the Houston Astros last season, holding lefty hitters to a .213 batting average.