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A LOOGY bites the dust as the Mets cut Robert Carson

Two down and two to go! Yesterday the Mets cut ties with a couple of lefty relievers in Robert Carson and Sean Henn. Originally, the previous line said lousy lefty relievers but it was not fair to use that word to describe Henn in 2013. While he walked the ballpark – 32 BB in 57.2 IP – in Las Vegas, he had an impressive 2.81 ERA in Triple-A and followed that up with a similar...
October 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Mets make the right move in sending down Carson & Davis

By now you have most likely heard the news that the Mets plan to demote Mike Baxter, Robert Carson and Ike Davis, with an official announcement coming Monday morning. If it took being embarrassed by the last-place Marlins for these very necessary steps to happen then that seems like a small price to pay to make the team better. Carson should never have been on the roster in...
June 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Robert Carson’s role in question after riding pine in 20-inning game

Usually Terry Collins never misses a chance to use a lefty reliever. If you recall, he spent much of the previous two seasons bellyaching about not having a second lefty to utilize out of the bullpen. So it was a bit surprising in a game that lasted 20 innings and one in which the Mets used eight pitchers, lefty reliever Robert Carson was not one of them. It’s only surprising...
June 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Robert Carson promoted by Mets, outfielder Juan Lagares could follow

The New York Mets may have had a day off the field yesterday, but that doesn’t mean that things behind the scenes are standing still.  On Sunday the team announced that it had recalled 24-year-old lefty Rob Carson from Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League and designated LHP Aaron Laffey for assignment.  The 6-4, 240-pounder was 1-0 with 1.17 ERA in eight games with the...
Via MetsZilla
April 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Mets Recall Robert Carson and DFA Aaron Laffey

The Mets have announced that they have recalled LHP Robert Carson from Triple-A Las Vegas. Carson, 24, is 1-0 with a 1.17 ERA in eight appearances with Triple-A Las Vegas and has allowed two hits, two walks, while striking out seven in 7.2 innings pitched. To make room on the active roster for Carson, the Mets have designated LHP Aaron Laffey for assignment. In four appearances and...
Via Mets Merized Online
April 21, 2013  |  Discuss

LHP Robert Carson Due To Be Called Up, Josh Edgin On The Bubble

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, left-hand reliever Robert Carson, who was beaten out by fellow lefty Scott Rice for a bullpen spot at the end of spring training, is due to join the Mets, a baseball source told him. Carson, 24, is 1-0 with a 1.17 ERA in eight appearances with Triple-A Las Vegas and has allowed two hits, two walks, while striking out seven in 7.2 innings...
Via Mets Merized Online
April 21, 2013  |  Discuss

How can Mets justify Robert Carson on Opening Day roster?

If you’ve read this site before chances are you know my position on LOOGYs. To me they are one of the worst things about baseball in the 21st Century. Because they pitch so little, they create a drag on the rest of the bullpen. And to make matters worse, managers operate to maximize the success of their LOOGY, putting everyone else at a disadvantage in order to do so. Why on...
March 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Mets Under The Radar Prospects: Robert Carson and Chase Huchingson’s John Star released the 2012 Mets Organizational Preview which includes the Top 20 prospects. He speculates that the future of the Mets’ rotation will knock on the door of Citi Field this season and lists Wheeler, Harvey and Familia as the Mets top three prospects with outfielders Brandon Nimmo and Cesar Puello rounding out the top five. Here are two players that...
Via Mets Merized Online
February 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Mets Fever: Who is Mets pitching prospect Robert Carson?

Via Matthew Cerrone's Mets Blog
November 28, 2011  |  Discuss

Who is Robert Carson...

About two weeks ago Sand Alderson was discussing his options for the bullpen and one of the names that came up was Robert Carson.  I was curious to find out more about a 22 y/o lefty, drafted in the 14th round of the 2007 draft, who hasn't been above AA and is now in the major league bullpen discussion.  But the rest of the Opening Day bullpen remains unclear. Herrera is a...
Via Mets Fever
November 27, 2011  |  Discuss
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