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Acosta-lypse Now Playing For Japan

According to his agent Gene Mato, former Mets reliever Manny Acosta has signed a one-year, $1.65 million contract with the Yomiuri Giants in Japan. The deal includes $500K in performance bonuses. The righthander was non-tendered by the Mets following a season that saw him post a 6.46 ERA and a 1.54 WHIP over 45 relief appearances. Acosta, 31, pitched parts of three seasons with...
Via Mets Merized Online
December 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Manny Acosta keeps rolling, Bay keeps stinking, Harvey ends strong

The less said about Thursday’s loss to the Phillies the better but one of the few bright spots was another scoreless outing by Manny Acosta. Since being recalled on July 24th, Acosta has a 1.83 ERA with 18 Ks in 19.2 IP. Walks are always going to be an issue with Acosta but he has kept them in check in this span, having allowed just seven. Combined with a .200 BABIP, it’s led...
September 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Manny Acosta-Pedro Beato switch helps settle Mets’ pen

On July 23rd, Pedro Beato gave up 4 ER in 0.1 IP as the Mets dropped their second straight extra-inning game. From the 10th inning on in those games, the Mets were outscored, 11-0, and the bullpen looked like it has pretty much all season – in shambles. The following day the Mets demoted Beato and called up Manny Acosta, which had the feeling of rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic...
July 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Should Jon Rauch get more rope than Manny Acosta?

Remember when Jon Rauch opened the season with 11 scoreless appearances? It seems like a lifetime ago, doesn’t it? The only reason I remember is that I spent all offseason saying the Mets made a mistake giving $3.5 million to Rauch and then he started off great. Earlier, I gave props to Rauch for his good start but included this caveat: “I still expect regression to kick...
June 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Too ‘Manny’ Chances Already for Acosta

Last night, New York Mets reliever Manny Acosta tossed two innings of relief, allowing three runs on five hits and one walk while striking out four: Following a David Wright two-run shot in the bottom of the sixth — which cut the Mets deficit to 6-3– Acosta surrendered three runs on four hits in the next half inning. Photo by Michael G. Baron Manny allowed the first two batter...
Via MetsZilla
May 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Why Is Manny Acosta Still Here?

An introduction is not necessary as the title does all of the justice. Statistically, he has faltered in every role this season, from set-up man to mop-up guy. Acosta has almost as many walks as innings pitched, allowed more runs then innings pitched and has allowed a run in 10 of his 18 games pitched. So, logical readers of MMO – why is the man still up north occupying a roster...
Via Mets Merized Online
May 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Mets Recall Vinny Rottino, Is Manny Acosta On The Way Out?

According to Adam Rubin, a baseball says that the Mets are expected to re-call utility player Vinny Rottino ifrom Triple-A Buffalo and that he will rejoin the Mets in time for tonight’s game in Pittsburgh. Rottino is having a fine season in Buffalo batting 307/.361/.469 in 140 at-bats. He is second on the team with 25 RBI and has ten doubles, four home runs and five stolen...
Via Mets Merized Online
May 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Morning Grind: Why Are Acosta and Batista Still On The Roster?

Why are Manny Acosta and Miguel Batista still New York Mets? With ERA’s of 9.69 and 6.92 respectively in a combined 26 innings of “work” –if you can call their awful outings work–, they do not deserve to be at the major league level in any way, shape or form. In an offseason centered around creating a strong and formidable bullpen, Sandy Alderson and the Mets are letting...
Via Mets Merized Online
May 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Acosta’d! Astros 4, Mets 3

On a night where Brad Mills’ used 7 pitchers to face 7 batters in 1 inning, I don’t think anyone expected the pitchers’ duel he had through the 6th inning.  R.A. Dickey was once again brilliant, taking a no-hitter into said 6th inning.  That momentum would be taken away with one big swing, however, as Matt Downs hit a 2-run HR to put the Mets in a 3-0 hole with 3 innings...
Via The Daily Stache
May 01, 2012  |  Discuss

The state of the Mets’ bullpen

As the Mets get closer to Opening Day they are going to have to make tough decisions for their roster. The biggest questions for the team are with the bullpen. Right there are five pitchers who look to be locks for Opening Day barring injuries: Frank Francisco Ramon Ramirez Jon Rauch Bobby Parnell Manny Acosta Before Spring Training you could have added Pedro Beato and Tim...
March 26, 2012  |  Discuss
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