While fans zone-out on long-range strategies to land Bryce Harper, Yankees penny-pinching extends all the way to the bargain basement

Yesterday, the Atlanta Braves outbid the Retrieval Empire for a flea-market, spare-tire ex-Met named Carlos Torres, proving that when the Yankees go cheap, they go cheap from the top of the penthouse all the way down to the bodies in the bottom of the sinkhole.This happened as River Ave, the pre-eminent Yankee interweb lug nut, fulminated at length on whether the top brass has...

Yankees sign 2 to minor-league deals, report says

Team continues to build depth The Yankees have signed a pair of players from the Korean Baseball Organization to minor-league contracts, according to Baseball America's Matt Eddy. RHP TYLER CLOYD Clyod, 28, made 19 major-league starts with the Phillies from 2012 to 2013. He spent 2015 with the Samung Lions and Doosan Bears, posting a 5.19 ERA...
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Mets Plan To Tender Contracts To All Their Arbitration-Eligible Players

Wednesday is the deadline for teams to tender or non-tender contracts to their arbitration eligible players. The New York Mets have eight players eligible for arbitration and according to Marc Carig of Newsday they plan to tender offers to all of them. However, he cautions, nothing is final yet. I know what you’re thinking… You’re thinking what about the hundreds of posts...
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December 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets reliever Torres expected to miss time after straining calf

The New York Mets will be missing a reliever from their bullpen as they continue their playoff push. Right-hander Carlos Torres left the Mets' 8-5 win over the Washington Nationals on Monday with a strain in his left calf that he sustained after his planting foot landed awkwardly during his delivery. reports that the 32-year-old reliever was seen in a walking boot after...
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September 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Daniel Murphy Does It With Bat and Glove In Mets Win

Baseball is a funny game. Last night, in the bottom of the 10th inning of a tie ball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Daniel Murphy was a part of what some could argue was the Mets’ best defensive play of the year. With Carlos Torres pitching and two outs in the inning, Jeff Francoeur hit […]
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August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets turn unbelievable 1-3-1 putout vs Phillies (Video)

The New York Mets are on an incredible roll right now, and a play that perfectly captures it is the extremely rare 1-3-1 putout that they pulled off to end the 10th inning of Thursday night's game in Philadelphia.Phillies batter Jeff Francoeur hit a comebacker towards Mets reliever Carlos Torres and the ball took a crazy bounce off his leg towards first. Mets first baseman Daniel...
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August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Gut Reaction: Mets 9, Phillies 5 (8/27/15)

Normally when you score seven, five, four, and five runs in a four game series, you’re looking to pull at least one or two wins away. Not the Philadelphia Phillies. They had the unfortunate task of taking on the hottest team in baseball. But it wasn’t always so. From June 30th to July 4th the Mets scored six runs in six games. They haven’t scored less than six runs in any of...
August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Down 5-0, Mets top Phillies behind to Murphy's amazing play

  Daniel Murphy hit a go-ahead, two-run double in the 13th inning after making a spectacular defensive play to end the 10th, leading the New York Mets to their seventh straight victory, 9-5 over the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday night. Reliever Carlos Torres led off the 13th with a single to center, went to second on Curtis Granderson's single to left and they both scored on...
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August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Phillies swept by Mets after 13-inning marathon

View image | Final: Mets 9, Phillies 5 WP: Carlos Torres (5-5, 3.95) LP: Hector Neris (2-2, 4.44) Philadelphia, PA--A 5-5 game for eight grueling innings between the Phillies and the Mets in tonight's series finale was finally decided in the 13th with a Mets offensive explosion fueled by...
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August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Pull Off Incredible Defensive Play Thanks To Heel Flick (Video)

You know it’s your year when plays like this happen. The New York Mets have made an unlikely ascent into first place in the National League East thanks to their pitching. But it was the defense that stole the show in their matchup against the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday. With the game tied in extra innings, the Phillies’ Jeff Francoeur hit a hard ground ball up the...
August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets use heel flick to turn defensive play of the year (video)

The Mets’ magic continued on Thursday night when they turned what might be the defensive play of the year thus far during their matchup with the Phillies. In the tenth inning of the game, with the score tied at 5-5, Jeff Francoeur hit a ground ball up the middle which seemed like a surefire base hit. But pitcher Carlos Torres would have none of it, and he flicked the ball off his...
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August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets make ‘Play of the Year’ on 1-3-1 putout (Video)

The New York Mets pulled off what’s being called the “Play of the Year” after recording a wild 1-3-1 putout in Thursday’s game against the Philadelphia Phillies. Jeff Francouer was batting in the 10th and hit a comebacker to Carlos Torres. The ball ricocheted off Torres’ leg/foot to first baseman Daniel Murphy, who dove for a backhanded stop, then made a no-look toss to...
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August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

More late-inning arms a must for playoff hunt

Carlos Torres, the Mets reliever who continued the bullpen’s recent struggles allowing a walk-off home run against Baltimore Wednesday night, said location wasn’t a problem on Henry Urrutia’s first career home run. “We called for a fastball up. I threw the fastball up. These guys, unfortunately, they’ve been seeing [Noah] Syndergaard and [Jacob] deGrom, so my fastball up...
August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

On Sunday’s Mets’ bullpen meltdown

Fate smiled on me Sunday. A rain delay came at the same time my son asked me to take him to the movies. So, instead of watching the last three innings, I saw Tom Cruise and the latest Mission: Impossible movie. Sometimes it seems like the Mets’ bullpen is its own kind of mission impossible, too. Anyway, the movie was fine and forgettable but it sounds like the relievers were...
August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Gut Reaction: Pirates 3, Mets 2 (10 innings) 8/14/15

The Mets’ four-game winning streak came to an end Friday night, as the Pirates came in to Citi Field and escaped with a 3-2 win in extra innings. The groundswell is building for the Mets to bring back Terry Collins as manager but he showed poor judgment with his relief pitchers in this game. In an extra inning game, he chose to bring on Bobby Parnell, a pitcher struggling to come...
August 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Alex Torres and judging relievers on a few bad outings

One of the hardest things a manager has to do is run his bullpen and there are very few skippers who do it well year in and year out. There are a number of reasons for this and one of them is the sample size issue. It’s rare for a current reliever to exceed 80 innings in a season. If a starting pitcher like Jacob deGrom has a couple of bad games, he has plenty of starts and...
August 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Carlos Torres has turned it up

The Mets bullpen didn’t appear to be a weakness heading into the season. In fact, it seemed that it may have been an actual strength. Then all of the misfortune came washing down. Josh Edgin was lost to Tommy John surgery. Vic Black and Bobby Parnell hit the disabled list. Jenrry Mejia was slapped with what turned out to be the first of his PED suspensions. Buddy Carlyle was placed...
August 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Clippard Deal Gives Depth To Mets’ Bullpen

Perhaps the Mets see cracks with Jeurys Familia, or they see flaws with Carlos Torres and Alex Torres, but I like the acquisition of Tyler Clippard from Oakland. In whatever role they use him, he adds depth to a strained bullpen that is becoming exposed. Note that Familia has blown his two save opportunities since the All-Star break. The Mets sent minor league pitcher Casey Meisner...
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July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Giants 3, Mets 0

The Mets (43-42) were defeated by the Giants (43-42) by a score of 3-0 Tuesday Night / Wednesday morning at AT&T Park. Pitching: Bartolo Colon started for the Mets, going 6 innings allowing 3 runs (2 earned) on 10 hits and 4 strikeouts. While the Giants’ hits were, for the most part, not hit too hard, they were still able to string them together and scrape together 3 runs...
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July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Clutch Performance: Parnell Gets Five Huge Outs, Earns First Save In Two Years

After cruising through the first seven innings, thanks to the tremendous effort by Matt Harvey, the Mets headed into the top of the eighth inning ahead by a score of 3-0. Terry Collins turned to righthander Carlos Torres to preserve Harvey’s gem, but it was quickly apparent that he didn’t have it and before you knew it, the Blue Jays had the bases loaded with one out and the...
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June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Padres 7, Mets 2

The Mets (29-23) were defeated by the Padres (25-28) by a score of 7-2 at Petco Park Wednesday morning. Pitching: Noah Syndergaard started for the Mets, turning in an interesting outing. Enduring some questionable calls by home plate umpire CB Bucknor, he went 4 innings, allowing 7 earned runs on 10 hits despite striking out 10 and walking none. He was hitting a good amount of his...
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June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Three Takeaways From Tuesday’s Walk-off Victory

In case you missed it, the Mets beat the Phillies 5-4 in walkoff fashion on Tuesday night. So, what to make of it? 1. Hindsight is 20/20 Terry Collins caught his fair share of flak in this game after the Mets turned a 3-0 lead into a 4-3 deficit in the top of the eighth. Jacob deGrom had been cruising until, with one out in the eighth, he allowed two hits. Terry yanked the long...
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Cubs 2, Mets 1

The Mets (20-14) fell to the Cubs (18-15) 2-1 tonight although despite a spectacular game from the Dark Knight. Matt Harvey pitched seven strong innings, allowing three hits, two walks and no earned runs while striking out nine Cubs. Carlos Torres came in to pitch the 8th. He gave up a one-out single to Addison Russell who advanced to second on a passed ball. He then scored on a...
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May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Carlos Torres Regrets Crucial Walks

With Jenry Mejia suspended and Jeurys Familia moved from setup man to the closer’s role, Carlos Torres has taken over as the Mets primary setup man. Torres for the most part, has been reliable despite being used heavily. Tuesday was an exception. Torres came in the bottom of the 8th inning with the score tied at 3 and immediately put himself in trouble by walking two of the first...
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April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Marlins 4, Mets 3

The Mets (15-6) lost to the Marlins (9-12) by a score of 4-3 Tuesday night in Miami. Pitching Rafael Montero was very impressive for most of the game until the Marlins finally got to him in the 6th inning. His final line was 5.2 innings with 3 earned runs on 5 hits, 1 walk, and 6 strikeouts. Buddy Carlyle faced one batter, inducing a fly-out off the bat of Ichiro Suzuki. Lefty...
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April 28, 2015  |  Discuss
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