BRANDON LYON RUMORS & GOSSIP
This is one of the worst ways to walk off. The Mets had the worst team in the league down 1-0 and just needed to shut the door in the bottom of the ninth. The Mets brought in Jeremy Hefner to do the job but that didn’t seem to work out. He gave up a single and the Chris Coghlan advanced on the first ball that passed the catcher – error on catcher. After the speedy Juan...
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...
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.
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
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.
According to a tweet by John Heyman of CBSsports.com, the Mets have signed free-agent closer Brandon Lyon.
are in agreement on deal with Brandon Lyon, pending physical
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) February 7, 2013
One of Sandy Alderson’s main priorities this offseason was to stabilize the bullpen, and this signing is definitely a step in that direction.
Lyon’s role is yet...
The New York Mets were closing in on a deal with right-hander Brandon Lyon on Sunday, a major league source told ESPNNewYork.com.
Lyon would become the latest in a flurry of late signings to bolster the team's bullpen.
The Mets also recently have added veteran right-handers Scott Atchison and LaTroy Hawkins and left-hander Pedro Feliciano to minor league contracts.
The New York Mets are close to reaching a deal with free-agent relief pitcher Brandon Lyon, multiple media outlets reported Sunday. It's unclear what the terms of the agreement would be, and MLB.com reported that the deal has not been finalized and Lyon is still talking with other teams. Lyon, 33, was 4-2 with a 3.10 earned run average with the Blue Jays and Astros last...
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...
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