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BRANDON LYON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Brandon Lyon Elects Free Agency

Right-hander Brandon Lyon, who had been pitching for the Angels’ Triple-A affiliate in Salt Lake, has elected free agency, according to the Pacific Coast League transactions page. Lyon, 34, turned in a 4.08 ERA in 17 2/3 innings, though he posted just a 9-to-8 K/BB ratio in that time and surrendered 33 hits. A lot of those hits were likely the function of poor luck, as his .429...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels agree with RHP Lyon on minor league deal

The Los Angeles Angels have agreed to a minor league contract with reliever Brandon Lyon that includes an invitation to their big league camp for spring training. The 34-year-old right-hander had a 4.98 ERA in 37 appearances with the New York Mets last year. He signed with the Boston Red Sox on July 19, making four appearances out of their Triple-A bullpen before opting out of his...
Via AP on Fox
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets To Release Brandon Lyon

The New York Mets have requested to put right-handed reliever Brandon Lyon on unconditional release waivers. The team recently made the announcement through their official Twitter page stating, The #Mets asked for unconditional release waivers for RHP Brandon Lyon. — New York Mets (@Mets) July 9, 2013 If Lyon accepts, he will become a free agent. Lyon was designated for assignment...
Via Mets Merized Online
July 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Mets Designate Brandon Lyon For Assignment

The Mets have designated reliever Brandon Lyon for assignment. A corresponding move has not been announced, but it could open the door for Ike Davis to return to the team. The Mets have been playing with an extra arm on the roster and short one player on the bench. Lyon had a 4.98 ERA in 34.1 innings pitched for the Mets this season and has allowed ten earned runs in his last eight...
Via Mets Merized Online
July 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Brandon Lyon Is Cashing In Despite A Team Worst ERA Among Mets Relievers

I couldn’t help but get somewhat annoyed when MetsBlog posted that reliever Brandon Lyon is currently cashing in on some large monthly incentive bonus checks. His contract stipulates that Lyon is to receive roster bonuses of $100,000-$125,000 roughly once a month. The 34-year-old righty who signed a  a guaranteed $750,000 deal with the Mets before the season, received his...
Via Mets Merized Online
April 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Brandon Lyon Contract Details, Not Looking To Be Team’s Closer

A major league source revealed the details of Brandon Lyon‘s contract to ESPN New York. Lyon can earn as much as $2.3 million broken down as follows: $650,000 maximum in appearance bonuses $100,000 for reaching 40, 45, 50 and 55 games $125,000 for reaching 60 and 65 games. $250,000 maximum in games-finished bonuses $50,000 apiece for finishing 30, 35, 40, 45 and 50 games. $650...
Via Mets Merized Online
February 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Mets add RHP Brandon Lyon to revamped bullpen

The Mets have signed reliever Brandon Lyon to a one-year deal. The right-hander spent last season with the Astros and Blue Jays. He went 4-2 with a 3.10 ERA in 61 innings, with a save and 63 strikeouts. The 33-year-old has played 11 major league seasons with five teams. He has 79 career saves. The Mets have been trying to make over a bullpen that was one of the worst in the majors...
Via AP on Fox
February 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Source: Lyon nears deal with Mets

Free-agent reliever Brandon Lyon is finalizing a one-year contract with the New York Mets, according to a major league source. The two sides continue to negotiate the guarantee, which will be between $750,000 and $900,000, the source said. Whatever the base turns out to be, the contract will include incentives that could bring the total value of the package to $2.4 million. Lyon...
Via Fox Sports
February 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Lyon comes through for Astros in clutch

HOUSTON Don't call what Brandon Lyon managed on Saturday night against the Rangers a comeback. He's been optimally healthy for weeks. Lyon produced his ninth consecutive scoreless appearance at Minute Maid Park in the eighth inning, so in one sense what he delivered was par for the course. But the details of his latest outing provided a stark contrast to the progressive...
Via Fox Sports Houston
May 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Lyon ready for whatever may come with Astros

When the Astros sent reliever Mark Melancon to the Red Sox in the trade which netted Jed Lowrie, most stories about the deal discussed how the Astros sent their closer to Boston. When Astros pitchers and catchers reported to Kissimmee several days ago, manager Brad Mills was asked more than once what he planned to do about the closer's role. Mills has not committed to any closer...
Via Fox Sports Houston
February 27, 2012  |  Discuss
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