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Brandon Lyon Elects Free Agency

Right-hander Brandon Lyon, who had been pitching for the Angels’ Triple-A affiliate in Salt Lake, has elected free agency, according to the Pacific Coast League transactions page. Lyon, 34, turned in a 4.08 ERA in 17 2/3 innings, though he posted just a 9-to-8 K/BB ratio in that time and surrendered 33 hits. A lot of those hits were likely the function of poor luck, as his .429...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels agree with RHP Lyon on minor league deal

The Los Angeles Angels have agreed to a minor league contract with reliever Brandon Lyon that includes an invitation to their big league camp for spring training. The 34-year-old right-hander had a 4.98 ERA in 37 appearances with the New York Mets last year. He signed with the Boston Red Sox on July 19, making four appearances out of their Triple-A bullpen before opting out of his...
Via AP on Fox
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Pujols and Clark resolve lawsuit, Angels sign Brandon Lyon

The February 11th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Pujols and Clark resolve lawsuit, Angels sign Brandon Lyon and much more... The Story: Jack Clark recanted his steroid allegations and, as a result, Albert Pujols dropped his defamation lawsuit. The Monkey Says: Thus mercifully sparing us all what would've been a circus of a trial. Pujols...
Via Monkey with a Halo
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Anaheim Angels sign Brandon Lyon

Jeff Fletcher confirms that the Anaheim Angels signed veteran relief pitcher Brandon Lyon to a Minor League contract with a Spring Training invitation, giving them additional bullpen depth three days prior pitchers and catchers report to Tempe, Arizona. #Angels have signed RHP Brandon Lyon to a minor league deal with an invite to spring training. Will compete for bullpen spot. —...
Via Universal Takeover Sports Network
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

The Angels sign Brandon Lyon

Jeff Fletcher of the OC Register reports that the Angels have signed Brandon Lyon to a minor league deal with an invite to spring training. He’ll compete for bullpen spot. Lyon had a 4.98 ERA in 34 innings for the Mets last season, while suffering from decreased velocity. He was much better in 2012, however, whne he posted a 3.10 ERA and 63/20 K/BB ratio in 61 innings for the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels sign pitcher Brandon Lyon to minor league contract

The Los Angeles Angels struggled to a 78-win season last year, much of which can be attributed to weak pitching which ranked near the bottom of the league in ERA and WHIP.  The Angels head into spring training with 22 pitchers on their 40-man roster.  In attempts to bolster competition even further, the Angels signed veteran right-handed pitcher Brandon Lyon to a minor league contract...
Via MLB Injury News
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Release Jose Contreras, Ending 41-Year-Old’s Brief Stint With Pawtucket

The Red Sox signed veteran relievers Jose Contreras and Brandon Lyon back on July 19. Both are now gone. Contreras, who has been pitching at Triple-A Pawtucket, has been granted his release, according to the PawSox. Lyon was also granted his release on Aug. 1. Contreras was 0-2 with a 6.52 ERA (seven earned runs in 9 2/3 innings) in eight relief appearances with Pawtucket. The 41...
Via NESN.com
August 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Michael Gonzalez familiar with August trades

Michael Gonzalez was well aware of all of the trade rumors surrounding him late in July. Having been traded four times in his career, Gonzalez is used to the business side of baseball. The non-waiver trade deadline came and went with Gonzalez still in Milwaukee, but he still is well aware he could be on the move in the coming weeks. As a player likely to clear waivers, the veteran...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
August 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Michael Gonzalez familiar with August trades

Michael Gonzalez was well aware of all of the trade rumors surrounding him late in July. Having been traded four times in his career, Gonzalez is used to the business side of baseball. The non-waiver trade deadline came and went with Gonzalez still in Milwaukee, but he still is well aware he could be on the move in the coming weeks. As a player likely to clear waivers, the veteran...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
August 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Brandon Lyon Opts Out of Contract With Red Sox After Four Relief Appearances at Pawtucket

Brandon Lyon will seek work elsewhere. Lyon, who had been pitching for Triple-A Pawtucket, has opted out of his minor league contract, the PawSox announced. The Red Sox signed both Lyon and Jose Contreras to minor league deals on July 19. “We knew his day was coming and he chose to take his out and see what opportunities are out there,” PawSox manager Gary DiSarcina said of Lyon...
Via NESN.com
August 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Jose Contreras, Brandon Lyon Could Become Bullpen Options for Red Sox If Nothing Materializes on Trade Market

The Red Sox made a pair of, “Hey, why not?” moves last week. We might soon get a better glimpse of whether or not they’ll actually pay off. The Red Sox signed veteran relievers Jose Contreras and Brandon Lyon to minor league contracts, with the hope being that each has a little something to offer at a reasonable cost. Obviously, the signings didn’t send shock waves throughout...
Via NESN.com
July 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Sox Sign Contreras And Lyon To Minor Deals

Finally Headed To FenwayWhen Jose Contreras left Cuba and signed with the Evil Ones and not the Red Sox, it inspired Theo Epstein to trash his hotel suite. Now, the Red Sox finally have Contreras—signed to a minor league deal today. In addition, the guy we originally had and dealt to Arizona for Curt Schilling is coming back to Fenway—as Boston also signed Brandon Lyon to a AAA...
Via FenwayNation
July 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Sox Sign Jose Contreras, Brandon Lyon to Minor-League Contracts

The Red Sox have added some support for their injury-ravaged pitching staff, inking deals with two veteran hurlers. The team announced Friday that right-handers Jose Contreras and Brandon Lyon have been signed to minor league contracts. Both will be available to pitch for Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday night. Contreras was a highly touted commodity after defecting from his native...
Via NESN.com
July 19, 2013  |  Discuss

That’s All She Wrote, Courtesy of the Pen

One of baseball’s biggest inconsistencies tends to be the bullpen.  Coincidentally, it’s one of the biggest pieces involved in any great team, usually a spot or two behind the starting pitching.  A perfect example is the 2012 Orioles, a team that finished with 93 wins and made the post-season with the wildcard.  Their top five bullpen members, all with over 50 innings of work...
Via Around Citi
July 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Mets To Release Brandon Lyon

The New York Mets have requested to put right-handed reliever Brandon Lyon on unconditional release waivers. The team recently made the announcement through their official Twitter page stating, The #Mets asked for unconditional release waivers for RHP Brandon Lyon. — New York Mets (@Mets) July 9, 2013 If Lyon accepts, he will become a free agent. Lyon was designated for assignment...
Via Mets Merized Online
July 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Mets Designate Brandon Lyon, Recall Greg Burke

The Mets have designated reliever Brandon Lyon for assignment. Sidearm reliever Greg Burke is due to rejoin the Mets on Friday in Milwaukee to replace Lyon’s spot on the active roster. Lyon had a 4.98 ERA in 34.1 innings pitched for the Mets this season and has allowed ten earned runs in his last eight appearances. He allowed a 14th-inning RBI single to Martin Prado today in...
Via Mets Merized Online
July 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Mets Designate Brandon Lyon For Assignment

The Mets have designated reliever Brandon Lyon for assignment. A corresponding move has not been announced, but it could open the door for Ike Davis to return to the team. The Mets have been playing with an extra arm on the roster and short one player on the bench. Lyon had a 4.98 ERA in 34.1 innings pitched for the Mets this season and has allowed ten earned runs in his last eight...
Via Mets Merized Online
July 04, 2013  |  Discuss

It Even Rains In The Alternate Universe

So wait, the Mets scored nine runs at Citi Field, and Brandon Lyon didn't give up a run in the ninth? Am I in some sort of Bizarro World? I guess I should mention that the Mets won 9-1. It goes back to the old story "Hey how many did the Mets score today? ... Oh, 13? That's great! Did they win?" Jeremy Hefner was great on Tuesday, pitching seven strong innings...
Via Metstradamus
July 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Mets Re-Call Gonzalez Germen, Corresponding Move To Be Made

RHP Gonzalez Germen is on his way to NY. A corresponding move will made prior to Tuesday’s game. — New York Mets (@Mets) July 2, 2013 Well, that happened! Brandon Lyon or Josh Edgin could see themselves DFA’d for Gonzalez German Germen, who I recently complained about because he took up a spot on the 40-man roster with minimal MLB action. I guess the Mets were listening…...
Via Mets Merized Online
July 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Mets backup catcher makes pitching debut in blowout loss

New York Mets backup catcher Anthony Recker had only one regret after his major-league debut on the mound Sunday. "I wish I could have gotten ahead of somebody so I could have thrown some off-speed stuff," said Recker, who allowed two runs in the final inning of the Mets' 13-2 loss to the Washington Nationals. Recker stuck with fastballs, topping out at 88...
Via The Other Paper
July 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Mets Wasting Matt Harvey

It happens. It just happens with more regularity with the New York Mets. Sometimes it is the offense that let’s Matt Harvey down; other times it is the bullpen. Either way, the Mets are wasting the best thing to happen to them in years. LYON: Part of the carnage. (AP) Last night it was a little bit of both, with the obvious villain the bullpen which gave up five runs in the last...
Via New York Mets Report
June 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Mets Lose Suspended Game To Braves 7-5

The Mets played their first suspended game since Aug. 6, 1986 tonight and after Atlanta scored two runs in the top of the tenth inning,  the Mets lost the game 7-5 to drop them 11 games under .500 for the season. Brandon Lyon allowed both Atlanta runs and took the loss. Right-hander Jeremy Hefner initially started the game for the Mets 18 hours earlier and delivered a gutty performance...
Via Mets Merized Online
May 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Summer Clearance: Possible Trade Strategies For The Mets

Although many months remain in what has thus far been a troubling season, it is not too early to consider trade strategies that could best leverage the assets presently on the Met roster. Not that a white flag has officially been flown, but barring a near- miraculous leap in the level of offense from the current roster along with the cloning of a certain pitcher with the initials...
Via Mets Merized Online
May 25, 2013  |  Discuss

David Wright, El Dramático And Clutch Offense Spark Another Rally

When you live on the West Coast, sometimes you have to listen to the other team’s broadcast. It can be excruciating. When your team starts winning, especially in clutch fashion, there’s nothing better. That’s what happened to me while listening to the Braves announcers last night. When the Braves made a move, the Mets had an answer. Clutch offense was the theme of the game...
Via Mets Merized Online
May 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Mets Have Made A Theme Of Losing In “Wild” Fashion

Despite the incredible effort by Jeremy Hefner on Tuesday night, the Mets were unable to get just three more outs as a ninth inning meltdown capped off by a Brandon Lyon wild pitch handed the Marlins their second straight walk-off victory against the Amazin’s and their first series win of the season. Surprisingly enough, the Mets have become quite used to the demoralizing oddity...
Via Mets Merized Online
May 02, 2013  |  Discuss
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