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According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the Mets have released RHP Ryota Igarashi.
Igarashi pitched in Japan for the majority of his career, but came to America to pitch for the Mets two years ago. He recently completed a two-year, $3 million deal.
In his time with the Mets, Igarashi went 5-2 with a 5.74 ERA, bouncing between the Mets and Triple-A Buffalo.
The story basically went like this for Igarashi:
He was a successful pitcher in Japan with “good stuff.” The Mets always liked him and we always thought that he’d eventually find his way in the big leagues, but he didn’t.
It was a typical Omar Minaya signing. We thought he’d be good because everyone told us he would be. But, then he underperformed. You’ve heard that one before, right?
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With the 2011 regular season almost at an end for the New York Mets, our attention now shifts to the offseason and getting ready for the 2012 season. Here are some things you’ll need to know.
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Johan Santana: 2012 – $24 million, 2013 – $25.5 million, 2014 – $25 million club option ($5.5M buyout)
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“I spoke to five Mets executives and the sense I got was they believe Jose Reyes will sign elsewhere and – at the least – they will be open-minded when teams inquire on David Wright,” Joel Sherman writes in today’s New York Post.
Sherman says he thinks the Mets will offer no more than four years with an option. However, with the Marlins, Nationals, Braves and Brewers as...
Just when I thought I could take a mental vacation from the Mets for a bit, at least until Jose Reyes officially hits the market, I turned on the World Series. And I was reminded of the Mets immediately.The Cardinals and Rangers rosters are sprinkled with players who evoke, at best, bitter-sweet emotions, and at worst, bad ones. On the St. Louis side is Octavio Dotel, the now...
Here are 10 questions the Mets have to answer or attempt to answer as we enter the off season. Alderson did a good job ridding himself of some bad contracts and bringing in some young talent, but most of the young guys will not be major contributors out of the gate if at all in 2012. As a result he must fill needs in free agency or through the trade market to field a competitive team...
“Former Mets GM Omar Minaya interviewed yesterday for the vacancy in the Angels front office. Given Minaya’s less than stellar track record and his love for former Expos and aging names in his time here I sincerely hope that he lands in LA. Sandy Alderson and company would have a field day with him”. ~ Stephen Schmidt, Amazin Avenue
Troy E. Renck of the Denver Post says on Twitter, if the Mets will listen, the Rockies will be interested in acquiring David Wright… just like they were last summer.
He believes the Mets will want a center fielder and young pitching. However, the Rockies are not interested in moving 25-year-old OF Dexter Fowler.
In the end, Renck says, because there is no way the Rockies would...
According to David Lennon of Newsday the Mets are making changes to Citi Field and those changes will be announced shortly. MLB doesn't like teams up-staging the World Series, so it's pretty safe to say it will either happen on an off day or after the Series is complete. Lennon tweeted that there was nothing new to the changes, that we had already heard they were considering...
Recently Doc Gooden sat down with ESPN E:60 to discuss his career and life around Baseball. In the interview Gooden admitted to being to high to make it to the 1986 World Championship parade in New York City. He discussed his addiction to Cocaine during the illustrious 86′ season as well as “paranoia” that would set in from his drug use.
Gooden told E:60 that the night the...
Dwight Gooden didn't oversleep when he missed a parade celebrating the New York Mets' World Series championship in 1986.
Instead, Gooden said in an interview scheduled to air on ESPN's "E-60" on Wednesday night that he was sitting in an apartment of a drug dealer with people he didn't know, too stoned and too paranoid to join the celebration in Manhattan...
While his New York Mets teammates celebrated their 1986 world championship with a ticker tape parade, Dwight Gooden sat in a drug dealer's apartment, stoned and paranoid.
The onetime superstar pitcher, who famously shortchanged his Hall of Fame skills because of drugs and alcohol, told ESPN the storybook season was when he became a cocaine addict. He was 23 years old, and had...
The Mets removed infielder Val Pascucci and right-handers Dale Thayer and Manny Alvarez from their 40-man roster, according to Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com (on Twitter). The team's 40-man roster now includes 36 players (plus five others on the 60-day disabled list).
Pascucci, 32, appeared in the Major Leagues for the first time since 2004 this year after spending most...
SAN FERNANDO, Calif. (AP) -- Former New York Mets outfielder Lenny Dykstra has changed his plea from not guilty to no contest on charges of auto theft and providing a false financial statement.
It's time for some uplifting news from the good folks at E:60! It's a rare occasion when "club in Long Island" is not the most soul-wrenching part of a story, but this is one of those times. More »
While his 1986 New York Mets teammates basked in the glory of millions during a ticker tape parade, Dwight Gooden sat in a drug dealer's apartment, too high and paranoid to join them.