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Antonio Bastardo In Camp, Ready To Help Mets Win A Championship

Antonio Bastardo is pumped to be part of the Mets bullpen and is already training at the team’s complex in Port St. Lucie. In an interview with Kevin Kernan of the New York Post, Bastardo said he wants to help the Mets anyway he can and he looks forward to bridging the gap from the starters to closer Jeurys Familia. “I know the Mets needed help and that is why I signed here...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mets’ Bullpen Still Needs Work

With pitchers-and-catchers two weeks away, the Mets still have work to do with their bullpen. Signing left-hander Antonio Bastardo to a two-year deal. As it is now, the Mets’ bullpen is constructed with closer Jeurys Familia, set-up man Addison Reed, lefties Bastardo, Jerry Blevins and Sean Gilmartin, and right-handers Erik Goeddel, Carlos Torres, Logan Verrett and Hansel Robles...
Via New York Mets Report
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets In Trade Talks With Multiple Clubs About RHP Carlos Torres

Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports that the Mets are in trade talks with multiple clubs about dealing right-hander Carlos Torres, who was designated for assignment after the team acquired Antonio Bastardo. (Hat tip to Tommets) January 22 The Antonio Bastardo deal became official today, which meant someone on the 40-man roster had to go. As a result, Carlos Torres has been...
Via Mets Merized Online
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Sandy Alderson 'really happy' to add lefty Antonio Bastardo to Mets bullpen

Bastardo posted a 2.98 ERA for the Pirates last season General manager Sandy Alderson spent the bulk of Wednesday's conference call with reporters answering questions about the Mets' surprising retention of outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, but he also took some time to discuss another key offseason addition.  Last week, the Mets announced that they...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets May Not Be Done Adding To The Bullpen

If you thought the Mets’ offseason was essentially done after the recent additions of LHP Antonio Bastardo and outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, not so fast. During the BBWAA Dinner in Manhattan on Saturday night, a team source told Mike Puma of the New York Post that the Mets may not be finished adding to the bullpen. After signing Bastardo to a two year deal worth $12 million dollars...
Via Mets Merized Online
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets, lefty Antonio Bastardo complete $12M, 2-year deal

NEW YORK (AP) Left-hander Antonio Bastardo and the NL champion New York Mets have completed a $12 million, two-year contract. Bastardo gets a $250,000 signing bonus, payable on June 30. The deal announced Friday includes salaries of $5.25 million this year and $6.5 million in 2017. The 30-year-old Bastardo was 4-1 with a 2.98 ERA and one save in 66 games last season as Pittsbuigh...
Via Associated Press
14 days ago  |  Discuss

AP source: Mets and LHP Bastardo agree to $12M, 2-year deal

NEW YORK (AP) A person familiar with the deal says free agent reliever Antonio Bastardo and the NL champion New York Mets have agreed to terms on a $12 million, two-year contract. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday night because the deal is pending a physical and no announcement had been made. Bastardo was 4-1 with a 2.98 ERA and one save in 66 games last season...
Via Associated Press
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Sign Antonio Bastardo

According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Mets are in agreement with left-handed relief pitcher Antonio Bastardo on a multi-year contract. Exact terms are not yet known, although Heyman says it will be a “bit less” than Tony Sipp‘s three-year, $18 million deal with the Astros. Bastardo, 30, has been a consistently solid left-handed relief in his time between the Phillies...
Via Mets Merized Online
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Source: Antonio Bastardo’s Market Heating Up; Four Teams Interested

The market for free agent reliever Antonio Bastardo is beginning to heat up, with the Toronto Blue Jays, Baltimore Orioles, Los Angeles Dodgers, and New York Mets all interested, according to a league source. Bastardo’s market has been somewhat quiet this offseason, but with it heating up, he very well could land the three-year deal […]
Via Baseball Essential
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Bastardo Hottest Phils Name in Rumors

According to CSN Philly’s Jim Salisbury, lefty set-up man Antonio Bastardo is the name he hears the most popping up in trade rumors. A scoreless eighth for Antonio Bastardo. He’s the Phillie that I’ve heard most trade buzz about. Friendly contract — Jim Salisbury (@JSalisburyCSN) July 10, 2014 Bastardo, 28, makes $2 million this year and has one more year of team control...
Via Phillies Nation
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

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