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New York Mets trade for lefty reliever

The New York Mets, dealing with the season-long absence of Josh Edgin, have traded for a left-handed relief pitcher. The Mets have acquired Alex Torres from the San Diego Padres in exchange for Cory Mazzoni and a player to be named later. Torres will likely slot into Edgin’s role as the primary left-handed reliever. Torres has pitched 120 major league innings in his career and...
March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Mets: Spring Training Pitching Troubles?

When the New York Mets acquired Zack Wheeler in 2011 they had high hopes that he would develop into a dominant pitcher. In the summer of 2014 Zack Wheeler pitched through a stretch from May to September with elbow soreness. Despite soreness, he pitched well and in 21 starts had a 2.98 ERA. Instead of making his second spring training start, Zack Wheeler underwent a precautionary...
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Featured Post: Where the Mets Will Miss Edgin Most

We learned earlier today that Josh Edgin‘s injury is pretty serious. As Edgin decides whether he will undergo season-ending surgery, Mets fans are left wondering why the front office failed to add a left-handed arm to the bullpen to complement, and now, insure, the lead southpaw, Edgin. What the Mets lose in Edgin is more than his composite 27 innings of relief that he provided...
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March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Update: Edgin On Way To New York To Meet Team Doctors

Updated March 11 The Mets confirmed that Josh Edgin had his MRI on Tuesday but offered no update other than to say he is on his way to New York to meet with Dr. Altchek and team doctors at Hospital for Special Surgery. Updated 9:25 AM Adam Rubin of ESPN New York is now reporting that reliever Josh Edgin is getting  an MRI today after telling the team he had discomfort in his left...
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March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Mets faced with early bullpen question

The New York Mets had a plan for their bullpen this year. A plan that could have made the unit one of the best in baseball. And it looks like that plan is in danger of completely falling apart. Josh Edgin, the Mets’ first choice to be their primary left-handed reliever is being examined for elbow soreness that he experienced in his spring outings. The team had also noticed that...
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Edgin Has Elbow Discomfort, Headed For MRI

Updated 9:25 AM Adam Rubin of ESPN New York is now reporting that reliever Josh Edgin is getting  an MRI today after telling the team he had discomfort in his left arm. “It’s elbow. It’s everything. Arm. It’s discomfort,” Edgin said. Edgin’s fastball velocity has declined and he gave up consecutive-run scoring triples to lefty batters in Monday’s Grapefruit League...
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March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Assuming free will, would any other manager utilize Josh Edgin this way?

Let’s say you’re a veteran baseball man, well-respected in the industry. You’ve taken three years off from the game and have only followed it sporadically. You tune in every now and then to the ESPN or Fox Games of the Week but you catch most of the playoffs and World Series in your time away from the game. Out of the blue, a team calls you one day, looking for you to take...
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Josh Edgin and the overdue death of LOOGY culture

If asked to identify the strength of the team coming into the season, most people would have said the starting rotation. But here in early July, the strength of the squad for nearly the last month has been the bullpen. The relievers got off to a poor start but the Mets shuffled through some of the dead weight and since June 9, the bullpen has been fantastic. What’s so special...
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Josh Edgin cruises, bad ideas and Daniel Murphy, remembering Tony Gwynn

For just the fourth time in 16 outings this year for the Mets, Josh Edgin pitched a full inning last night.  All it took for that to happen was for the bullpen to have to contribute 15.2 innings over the past three games.  It’s worth noting that Edgin retired all three batters he faced.  In fact in his four outings where he’s gone a full inning (or more) this year, Edgin...
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

ESPN NY: Josh Edgin Dispatched To New York, Not Yet Activated

Adam Rubin reports that left-handed relief pitcher, Josh Edgin has been dispatched to New York, although it is unclear if he will be activated, a source told Edgin was 3-0 with a 4.97 ERA in 17 appearances for Las Vegas and allowed 16 hits and 11 walks while striking out 12 in 12.2 innings. Edgin is on the temporary inactive list with Vegas and has been in Charlotte...
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May 14, 2014  |  Discuss

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