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Southpaw By Southwest

(Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images) I leave for an hour and the Mets make a trade for a major league baseball player? I really wish they would consult me first, but alas … no. The Mets, who danced around the thought of acquiring Brian Matusz from the Orioles but couldn’t get them to pay some of the freight, instead went to San Diego and pried Alex Torres loose from the death...
Via Metstradamus
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Brian Matusz as a Potential Starter

In 2011, Brian Matusz had one of the worst seasons imaginable as a pitcher. At the end of Spring Training, he suffered an intercoastal strain and missed the first three months of the season. In his first start back, he gave up one run in 5 2/3 innings pitched, struck out three and walked none. […]
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

A-Rod homers in Yankees' 10-2 loss to Orioles

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Alex Rodriguez hit his third homer and raised his batting average to .306, new shortstop Didi Gregorius gave New York a scare and the Yankees lost 10-2 to the Baltimore Orioles on Saturday. Rodriguez hit a long first-pitch leadoff shot in the seventh off Brian Matusz. Earlier, A-Rod worked out at first base for 10 minutes on a back field with infield coach Joe Espada...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Latest On Mets and O’s Lefty Reliever Matusz

Left-handed reliever Brian Matusz has a “robust” market, and is getting several trade inquiries, says Oriole’s GM Dan Duquette. The Orioles have four lefthanded relievers, counting closer Zach Britton, so it’s a possibility,writes Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, who also adds that after the Mets’ interest leaked out in Matusz many other teams became interested. Of course the...
Via Mets Merized Online
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Officials Underwhelmed By Lefty Relief Candidates In Camp

Mets officials have been underwhelmed by the four left-handed relief candidates in major league camp: Scott Rice, Sean Gilmartin, Dario Alvarez and Jack Leathersich, reports Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. “They might acquire someone from outside the organization before Opening Day. Baltimore Orioles southpaw Brian Matusz is one potential option. A waiver claim on a lower-tier reliever...
Via Mets Merized Online
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Still Interested In Brian Matusz, Could Logan Verrett Be Key To Deal?

Joel Sherman of the New York Post confirms earlier reports that Sandy Alderson and the Mets are actively in the market for a lefty reliever for their bullpen. Sherman says that the Mets remain interested in Orioles reliever/starter Brian Matusz. He proposes a possible deal that would entail the O’s giving Rule 5 pick Logan Verrett back to the Mets so that he could then be included...
Via Mets Merized Online
9 days ago  |  Discuss

O’s Willing To Include Cash To Move Brian Matusz, But Mets Looking At Other Options

According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports the Orioles are open to trading left-handed reliever Brian Matusz, but his $3.2 million salary and remaining year of arbitration likely will give prospective suitors pause. He adds that the Mets have scouted Matusz, and while the Orioles are willing to include cash in a deal, the Mets may prefer other options, major-league sources told him...
Via Mets Merized Online
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Replacing Josh Edgin with Brian Matusz

It has been reported that the Mets are scouting lefty-reliever Brian Matusz. The 28-year-old starter turned reliever has one year left of team control, as a Super Two earner, and is a replacement candidate for Josh Edgin, who was lost for the season due to Tommy John surgery. For Sandy Alderson to acquire Matusz, he would obviously need to trade something as well as be wiling to...
Via Mets Merized Online
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Rumor Roundup: Tony Cingrani Won`t Start, to Start by Chris Mosch

The Reds move the promising young pitcher to the bullpen, while the Mets have an eye on Brian Matusz.
Via Baseball Prospectus
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Source: Mets Scouting O’s Lefty Reliever Brian Matusz

The Mets have been scouting Baltimore Orioles left-hander Brian Matusz, according to Dan Martin in the New York Post. Matusz is a starter turned reliever with the Baltimore Orioles, making the switch during the 2012 season. In 2014, Matusz posted a 2-3 record with a 3.48 ERA and 53 strikeouts in 51 2/3 innings pitched. Left-handed batters hit .223/.277/.350 against him, compared...
Via Mets Merized Online
15 days ago  |  Discuss

O's agree to $12 million deal with Davis, $8.275 million for Wieters

BALTIMORE -- First baseman Chris Davis and the Baltimore Orioles reached agreement Friday on a $12 million contract for next season and catcher Matt Wieters got a one-year deal for $8,275,000. Right-handed pitcher Chris Tillman and left-hander Brian Matusz also settled before going to arbitration. Six Orioles did not sign before the deadline for exchanging figures. Davis, who led...
Via AP on Fox
January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Orioles agree to deals with Davis, Wieters

BALTIMORE (AP) First baseman Chris Davis and the Baltimore Orioles reached agreement Friday on a $12 million contract for next season and catcher Matt Wieters got a one-year deal for $8,275,000. Right-handed pitcher Chris Tillman and left-hander Brian Matusz also settled before going to arbitration. Six Orioles did not sign before the deadline for exchanging figures. Davis, who...
Via AP on Fox
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Orioles add lefty Wright for one year.

photo:Baltimoresun.com Orioles fans have been a little uneasy these past few weeks. With other teams making a plethora of moves and the front office standing pat, the tone on most sport outlets in town is one of angst and pessimism. The loss of the most dominant reliever in Andrew Miller to the Yankees was certainly the start of the depression and woe in Charm City. While it wasn’t...
Via DC Sports-Kings
December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Pirates Have Reportedly Discussed Shopping Travis Snider For Brian Matusz

Rob Biertempfel has an update at the Trib about how the Pittsburgh Pirates are looking for lefty relievers. Biertempfel says that the club is looking at free agent Craig Breslow, and that they’ve reportedly discussed sending Travis Snider to the Baltimore Orioles for Brian Matusz. Yesterday we heard that they were exploring trade options for a lefty reliever. Breslow is coming...
Via Pirates Prospects
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals keep same roster, Orioles add Matusz for ALCS

BALTIMORE (AP) -- The Kansas City Royals will enter the AL Championship Series with the same 25-man roster they used in a sweep of the Los Angeles Angels. Manager Ned Yost has an 11-man pitching staff, six outfielders, five infielders, designated hitter Billy Butler and catchers Salvador Perez and Erik Kratz. Baltimore's roster, as expected, does not include suspended first baseman...
Via AP on Fox
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Royals play pat hand; Orioles add Matusz for ALCS

BALTIMORE (AP) The Kansas City Royals will enter the AL Championship Series with the same 25-man roster they used in a sweep of the Los Angeles Angels. Manager Ned Yost has an 11-man pitching staff, six outfielders, five infielders, designated hitter Billy Butler and catchers Salvador Perez and Erik Kratz. Baltimore's roster, as expected, does not include suspended first baseman...
Via AP on Fox
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

The most exciting walk offs for the week ending August 17th

Two walk offs this week for each of the Nationals, Indians, and Rangers. Hey, when it rains, it pours, I guess. August 12th, Rays vs Rangers Walk off walk to score a pitcher. That’s gotta suck. August 13th, Diamondbacks vs Indians 4 So…Asdrubal who? Zach Walters is already endearing himself to Indains fans. August 14th, Diamondbacks vs Marlins Yeah, I’m going with the Spanish...
Via The Outside Corner
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

The most exciting walk offs for the week ending August 17th

Two walk offs this week for each of the Nationals, Indians, and Rangers. Hey, when it rains, it pours, I guess. August 12th, Rays vs Rangers Walk off walk to score a pitcher. That’s gotta suck. August 13th, Diamondbacks vs Indians 4 So…Asdrubal who? Zach Walters is already endearing himself to Indains fans. August 14th, Diamondbacks vs Marlins Yeah, I’m going with the Spanish...
Via Bloguin Best
August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Orioles rally, lose 2-1 in 11 innings to Indians

CLEVELAND (AP) Orioles reliever Brian Matusz intended to throw his pitch off the plate, down in the dirt, anywhere so Mike Aviles couldn't hit it. When it flew over the left-field wall and landed on the pedestrian walkway, Matusz knew he had made a big mistake. One he couldn't fix. ''I was trying to bounce it on the plate and it was a little bit up,'' Matusz said. ''He put a pretty...
Via AP on Fox
August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Aviles’ walk-off homer in 11th lifts Indians over Orioles 2-1

  Mike Aviles homered leading off the 11th inning to give the Cleveland Indians a 2-1 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night. Aviles connected on a 1-2 pitch from Brian Matusz (2-3), driving it onto the home run porch in left field for just Cleveland's second run in the past 22-plus innings. The Indians were shut out 1-0 by Arizona in 12 innings on Wednesday night. As he...
Via AP on Fox
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Aviles homer lifts Indians to walk-off win

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Mike Aviles homered leading off the 11th inning to give the Cleveland Indians a 2-1 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night. Aviles connected on a 1-2 pitch from Brian Matusz (2-3), driving it onto the home run porch in left field for just Cleveland's second run in the past 22-plus innings. The Indians were shut out 1-0 by Arizona in 12 innings on Wednesday...
Via AP on Fox
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Aviles homer lifts Indians to walk-off win

CLEVELAND (AP) -- Mike Aviles homered leading off the 11th inning to give the Cleveland Indians a 2-1 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night. Aviles connected on a 1-2 pitch from Brian Matusz (2-3), driving it onto the home run porch in left field for just Cleveland's second run in the past 22-plus innings. The Indians were shut out 1-0 by Arizona in 12 innings on Wednesday...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Aviles homers in 11th, Indians beat Orioles 2-1

CLEVELAND (AP) Mike Aviles homered leading off the 11th inning to give the Cleveland Indians a 2-1 win over the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night. Aviles connected on a 1-2 pitch from Brian Matusz (2-3), driving it onto the home run porch in left field for just Cleveland's second run in the past 22-plus innings. The Indians were shut out 1-0 by Arizona in 12 innings on Wednesday...
Via AP on Fox
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays smash three home runs to take opener from Orioles

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Jerry Sands, Yunel Escobar and Ryan Hanigan homered Monday night, helping the Tampa Bay Rays beat the Baltimore Orioles 5-4. Sands' first homer since Sept. 20, 2011, a two-run, pinch-hit shot off Brian Matusz, snapped a 3-3 tie in the eighth inning. Escobar hit a solo homer in the first and Hanigan added a two-run drive in the fourth for a 3-0 lead against...
Via Fox Sports Florida
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 MLB Draft profiles: 1B/OF Braxton Davidson & LHP Foster Griffin

This is the final in my profile series of 2014 MLB Draft prospects. Due to time constraints (the draft is tomorrow), I’m looking at Braxton Davidson (above) and Foster Griffin (below). Previous entries Derek Hill Jacob Gatewood Spencer Adams Touki Toussaint Kodi Medeiros Erick Fedde Sean Reid-Foley Luis Ortiz Braxton Davidson Vitals 6’3, 215 pounds Bats: Left Throws: Left...
Via Dodgers Digest
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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