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In a report to the New York Post Dan Martin says, “It doesn’t appear there is going to be room in the Mets’ retooled bullpen for Jason Isringhausen.”
“There probably isn’t a fit for him here,” one source told Martin. “He’s been talking to other teams, and we think he’ll wind up elsewhere.”
Izzy, 39, appeared in 53 games for the Mets this year before having his season cut short with a herniated disk in his back. Izzy was 3-3 with a 4.05 earned run average and seven saves, including his 300th.
Matthew Cerrone: I figured he would not be back, considering how close he was to retirement one year ago, and since he missed the final month of last year with numbness in his leg due to a herniated disc. The crazy thing is, he was probably the team’s most consistent reliever last year. It wasn’t pretty, but his breaking ball still sits in stark contrast to his fastball (as slow as it all may be) and it works for him. I’ve heard there are a handful of teams who are interested in having him
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Photo by Michael BaronDan Martin of the NY Post reports that the Mets don't expect Jason Isringhausen back. The former All-Star closer had a commendable return to the bigs after injuries stifled his career. But even in returning it wasn't flawless as injuries and fatigue limited his abilities in the second half of the season. Even on a minor league deal I can'...
The Mets announced today that John Franco will be inducted in to the team’s Hall of Fame on June 3 before an afternoon game against the Cardinals.
Franco picked up 274 of his 424 saves in a Mets uniform and owns a 2.89 ERA over a 21 year major league career.
During a conference call today John Franco had this to say about the big news:
“I’m truly honored and humbled to be...
Michael O’Keefe and Teri Thompson of the Daily News is reporting that the Mets filed a motion on late Thursday to have the case against them tossed for lack of evidence by Picard.
After U.S. District Court Judge Jed Rakoff dismissed most of the counts in Irving Picard’s $1 billion lawsuit against the owners of the Mets in September, the trustee in the Bernie Madoff liquidation...
I’m very happy that John Franco has become the latest member of the Mets’ Hall of Fame. He is more than deserving of the honor, having pitched 14 seasons with the Mets and becoming the franchise’s all-time saves leader. However, I am surprised by the fact that Franco was inducted this year, when there is another reliever who’s been waiting longer and is equally, if not...
It doesn’t appear there is going to be room in the Mets’ retooled bullpen for Jason Isringhausen.
Sources said the team “hasn’t ruled anything out,” but they don’t expect him back.
“There probably isn’t a fit for him here,” another source said. “He’s been talking...
When Adam Loewen made his debut in 2006, he made history. It wasn’t about what he did, but more about who he faced. In his first four starts he drew Roy Halladay twice, Tom Glavine, and Randy Johnson. I remember these starts and the excitement about his arrival to the majors since I was living in Baltimore back in 2006. Alas, he is not the same player that he was in 2006, and that...
The Mets Hall of Fame Committee has elected a new member to the Mets Hall of Fame. Stay tuned for the announcement within the next hour!!
— New York Mets (@Mets) January 26, 2012
It appears the Mets are focused on finding rotation depth, veteran pitchers willing to accept minor league deals who can be called up so that the prospects aren't rushed. Alderson admitted the Mets would be interested in bringing back Young who says his arm feels better then it has in years and is scheduled to be back to pitching in April. Young was the best pitcher in the...
I was able to do a Q&A with NY Mets minor league prospect Joe Bonfe the other day. Entering his 4th season with the Mets, the 24-year-old Bonfe looks to shed the label of super-utility guy, and take on the role of starting player for an entire season. Joe did a great job in the interview and his questions are very interesting. Keep reading to find out how Joe continues to improve...
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The Mets on Thursday announced the selection of reliever John Franco as the 26th member of the team's Hall of Fame. Franco will be inducted on June 3, before a Sunday afternoon game at Citi Field.
With Prince Fielder taking off for the Motor City, he becomes yet another premiere first baseman to leave the National League. Fielder now joins the likes of Albert Pujols and Adrian Gonzalez –to name a few– to leave for the AL in recent years. This leaves only Joey Votto, Lance Berkman and Ryan Howard as proven elite first baseman in the NL. Now 2012 will give this crop of young...
Closer John Franco will be inducted into the New York Mets Hall of Fame before the June 3 game against the St. Louis Cardinals.