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Scott Rice Happy to be back with the New York Mets

(ESPN/Getty Images) A tough, arduous and trying circumstance never waned Scott Rice from wanting to re-sign with the New York Mets, as Adam Rubin of writes. Rice, 33, made his big league debut in 2013 after a long, 14-year journey across the minor leagues. It wasn’t just a debut, it was a solid season for the left-handed reliever. He pitched in 73 games and posted...
Via The Sports Journal
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Assessing the candidates for the final Mets bullpen spot

After one of the most thrilling Super Bowls in recent memory, the early parts of the baseball season have now begun. While many continue to criticize the lack of a shortstop or the lack of a decent manager, the Mets roster is pretty much set- with the exception of one spot. That spot is the final lefty in the bullpen to compliment Josh Edgin and satisfy Terry Collins’ unnecessary...
26 days ago  |  Discuss

LOOGY history and the Mets’ dismal failure with the approach

There’s a school of thought that goes if you repeat a lie loud enough and often enough – it becomes truth. This is, unfortunately, not exclusive to one walk of life. Where it rears its ugly head in baseball is with the notion that you need to have multiple lefty relievers, with at least one of them utilized for only a batter or two at a time, to be successful. For well over...
January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Assessing Mets Second Lefty Reliever Candidates

Scott Rice, Darin Gorski, Sean Gilmartin, Dario Alvarez or Jack Leathersich?  Who will emerge this spring as the Mets second left-handed pitching option out of the bullpen to assist Josh Edgin?  Make your pick. Only one pitcher, Scott Rice, has any major league experience to speak off.  A feel good story, after 14 years of trying in the minor leagues, Rice finally got his shot...
Via Mets Merized Online
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Announce The Scott Rice Deal

The New York Mets officially announced that they have signed LHP Scott Rice to a minor league contract which includes an invite to Spring Training, with big league team. Rice, 33, had season-ending elbow surgery on July 23 after making 32 appearances and pitching to a 5.93 ERA and 1.976 WHIP. He was removed from the 40-man roster in October, but the two sides remained in contact...
Via Mets Merized Online
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

A look at the last two Mets moves

”It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to heaven, we...
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Three reasons why re-signing Scott Rice is a good move

The New York Mets are in the market to fill a few holes at the winter meetings. The most talked about has been a short stop, however, just slightly less discussed is a left-handed reliever to compliment Josh Edgin. While there are options out there via the trade route, this isn’t a good option. The problem is that option would have the team giving up far too much to acquire a...
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Bring Back Lefty Reliever Scott Rice

As the lefty reliever market continues to draw blanks for the Mets, Marc Carig of Newsday is reporting a source told him the Mets have a deal in place to bring back Scott Rice. Carig says Rice will sign a minor league contract with an invite to spring training. Rice, 33, had season-ending elbow surgery on July 23 after making 32 appearances and pitching to a 5.93 ERA and 1.976 WHIP.  
Via Mets Merized Online
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Activate Germen From DL, Demote Rice To Vegas

Adam Rubin of ESPN NY reports that Scott Rice, was demoted to Vegas after Tuesday’s 6-2 win against the Milwaukee Brewers, leaving Josh Edgin and Dana Eveland as the only left-handers in the bullpen. Rubin adds that Gonzalez Germen will be activated from the disabled list, where he had been since May 6 with a virus and abscess. When Rice was given word on his demotion...
Via Mets Merized Online
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Turned Off

I had great seats at Thursday’s game, and I attended with great people. The seats will not always be that great, and I may not have people to go with all the time. What this means, I fear, is that the best part of attending a Met game for me in 2014, on a consistent basis, is the 20 second clip of Turn It On Again by Genesis that they play during the opening montage. No, really...
Via Metstradamus
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

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