Two down and two to go!
Yesterday the Mets cut ties with a couple of lefty relievers in Robert Carson and Sean Henn. Originally, the previous line said lousy lefty relievers but it was not fair to use that word to describe Henn in 2013. While he walked the ballpark – 32 BB in 57.2 IP – in Las Vegas, he had an impressive 2.81 ERA in Triple-A and followed that up with a similar deal in the majors, with 3 BB in 2.2 IP but a 3.38 ERA.
But the big addition by subtraction part of these transactions is the departure of Carson. I mean no disrespect but the only word that comes to mind is – Hallelujah! Carson isn’t the worst pitcher ever employed by the Mets but he’s in the conversation. In fact, he’s tied for the sixth-worst ERA for any pitcher in team history to throw at least 30 IP.
David Williams has the worst mark in team history with a 7.83 mark and he’s followed by Rich Rodriguez, Calvin Schiraldi, Vinegar Bend Mizell and Jeremy Griffiths. That’s not the company you want...