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Southpaw By Southwest

(Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images) I leave for an hour and the Mets make a trade for a major league baseball player? I really wish they would consult me first, but alas … no. The Mets, who danced around the thought of acquiring Brian Matusz from the Orioles but couldn’t get them to pay some of the freight, instead went to San Diego and pried Alex Torres loose from the death...
Via Metstradamus
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brian Matusz as a Potential Starter

In 2011, Brian Matusz had one of the worst seasons imaginable as a pitcher. At the end of Spring Training, he suffered an intercoastal strain and missed the first three months of the season. In his first start back, he gave up one run in 5 2/3 innings pitched, struck out three and walked none. […]
Via Fangraphs
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Latest On Mets and O’s Lefty Reliever Matusz

Left-handed reliever Brian Matusz has a “robust” market, and is getting several trade inquiries, says Oriole’s GM Dan Duquette. The Orioles have four lefthanded relievers, counting closer Zach Britton, so it’s a possibility,writes Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, who also adds that after the Mets’ interest leaked out in Matusz many other teams became interested. Of course the...
Via Mets Merized Online
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Still Interested In Brian Matusz, Could Logan Verrett Be Key To Deal?

Joel Sherman of the New York Post confirms earlier reports that Sandy Alderson and the Mets are actively in the market for a lefty reliever for their bullpen. Sherman says that the Mets remain interested in Orioles reliever/starter Brian Matusz. He proposes a possible deal that would entail the O’s giving Rule 5 pick Logan Verrett back to the Mets so that he could then be included...
Via Mets Merized Online
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Replacing Josh Edgin with Brian Matusz

It has been reported that the Mets are scouting lefty-reliever Brian Matusz. The 28-year-old starter turned reliever has one year left of team control, as a Super Two earner, and is a replacement candidate for Josh Edgin, who was lost for the season due to Tommy John surgery. For Sandy Alderson to acquire Matusz, he would obviously need to trade something as well as be wiling to...
Via Mets Merized Online
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Source: Mets Scouting O’s Lefty Reliever Brian Matusz

The Mets have been scouting Baltimore Orioles left-hander Brian Matusz, according to Dan Martin in the New York Post. Matusz is a starter turned reliever with the Baltimore Orioles, making the switch during the 2012 season. In 2014, Matusz posted a 2-3 record with a 3.48 ERA and 53 strikeouts in 51 2/3 innings pitched. Left-handed batters hit .223/.277/.350 against him, compared...
Via Mets Merized Online
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Pirates Have Reportedly Discussed Shopping Travis Snider For Brian Matusz

Rob Biertempfel has an update at the Trib about how the Pittsburgh Pirates are looking for lefty relievers. Biertempfel says that the club is looking at free agent Craig Breslow, and that they’ve reportedly discussed sending Travis Snider to the Baltimore Orioles for Brian Matusz. Yesterday we heard that they were exploring trade options for a lefty reliever. Breslow is coming...
Via Pirates Prospects
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

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