Mets re-sign Buddy Carlyle, add Marc Kraus and Duane Below

The New York Mets added some depth to their organizational roster on Monday signing three players. Buddy Carlyle who will turn 38 in a week has been re-signed by the club and extended an invitation to spring training. Carlyle dealt with a hip injury last year which kept him sidelined after May. In 11 games he had a 5.63 ERA and a 1.13 WHIP. He also spent the 2014 season with the...
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December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Sign Buddy Carlyle, Three More To Minor League Deals

The Mets announced the signing of four players to minor league contracts today, including right-handed relief pitcher Buddy Carlyle. Left-handed pitcher Duane Below, first baseman Marc Krauss, and left-hander Andrew Barbosa were also inked to deals. Carlyle, 37, had a fantastic year with the Mets in 2014, posting a 1.45 ERA over 31 innings. However, he was limited to just eight...
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December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets sign reliever Buddy Carlyle to minor league contract

NEW YORK (AP) The New York Mets have signed Buddy Carlyle to a minor league contract and invited the reliever to spring training with the team. The 37-year-old right-hander was on their opening-day roster this year and went 1-0 with a save and a 5.63 ERA in 11 games before he was placed on the disabled list May 14. He underwent arthroscopic right hip surgery June 16. Carlyle is...
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December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Minors: Cecchini, Morris, Sewald Make This Week’s Hot List

Who’s Hot! Duane Below – Las Vegas. In his last three outings, the 29 year old lefty is 2-1 with a 1.13 ERA and a WHIP of 0.88 in 24 innings. Two of his last three starts were complete games, including a shutout on May 25th. Steven Matz – Las Vegas. Matz took the loss on 5/31 in a 1-0 game, but he still lowered his ERA on the season to a sparkling 1.98. Over his last two...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Minor League Recap: Conforto AA Debut, Smith Blasts Walk-off HR!

Nashville 6, Las Vegas (29-21) 1 Duane Below was coming off back-to-back complete game wins but was unable to keep the magic going as the 51′s dropped their 4th straight game. Below was solid thought going 6 innings allowing only two runs on seven hits, two walks, while striking out two. Cody Satterwhite followed giving up three runs being able to record only one out. Scott Rice...
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May 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Minor League Recap: Below Goes Distance Again, Reynolds Three Hits

Las Vegas (28-17) 9, Colorado Springs 2 In just hit 4th start of the season Duane Below threw his 2nd consecutive complete game this time allowing two runs (one earned) on seven hits, zero walks, and two strikeouts. Earlier in the day Below was named the PCL Pitcher of the Week for May 18-24th. He needed only 91 pitches (61 strikes) that produced 15 groundouts to compared to six...
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May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Below’s Second Complete Game Gem Lifts 51s Above Sky Sox

Duane Below and Johnny Monell, photo: Metsblog   After dropping three of four to Oklahoma City over the weekend, Las Vegas needed to retake control on their home stand. Fortunately, it was Duane... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Minor League Recap: Cecchini Homers, Below Tosses Shutout

Las Vegas (26-14) 2, Tacoma 0 Duane Below got the start for Las Vegas pitching 9 innings of fantastic baseball that saw him give up just four hits and a walk needing only 98 pitches to complete the shutout. Below was making just his 3rd start of the season after starting the year as the long man in the bullpen and evened his record to 3-3 with a 2.51 ERA.  Tacoma didn’t get...
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May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Minor League Recap: Reynolds With Two 2B’s, Nimmo Plays, Ynoa Strikes Out 8

Las Vegas (14-8) 4, Reno 3 Las Vegas was able to secure its 8th straight win behind a solid pitching performance from Matt Bowman who went 5 innings allowing one run on two hits and two walks striking out one. Bowman’s sinking fastball was on its A game last night as he recorded ten outs via the ground ball. Lefty Duane Below worked 2.1 scoreless innings in relief dropping his...
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May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Minor League Recap 4/18: Jayce Boyd With Walkoff Double, Marcos Molina Takes Loss

Fresno  11, Las Vegas 10 Las Vegas bats finally broke for 10 runs on 18 hits but unfortunately the pitching was not good enough as they lost 11-10. Tyler Pill started the game for the 51′s lasting only 1.2 innings giving up six runs. The 51′s scored six times in the bottom of the 6th to take a 9-8 and take Pill off the hook. Duane Below pitched 4.1 in relief but gave up 3 runs...
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April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

MMO Game Thread: Mets vs Yankees, 1:05 PM

The New York Mets travel to Tampa to take on the New York Yankees at George M. Steinbrenner Field for a Subway Series spring rematch at 1:05 PM. Rafael Montero will take the mound for the Mets and will be opposed by Masahiro Tanaka for the Yanks. The Mets blanked the Yankees 6-0 at Tradition Field in the first round of the two game series on Sunday. Today in Manhattan, Zack Wheeler...
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March 25, 2015  |  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...
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March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Featured Post: Eight Possible Lefty Reliever Options For Mets

Sandy Alderson said he was comfortable with the in-house options the Mets had for lefties out of the bullpen, I think he has probably changed his mind after the last couple of days. The last three days have been brutal for Mets lefties, Edgin has a “thinned” elbow ligament and will have Tommy John surgery. Gilmartin, Alvarez, and Rice have all been roughed up for 3+ runs in...
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March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Eight Possible External Lefty Reliever Options For Mets

Sandy Alderson said he was comfortable with the in-house options the Mets had for lefties out of the bullpen, I think he has probably changed his mind after the last couple of days. The last three days have been brutal for Mets lefties, Edgin has a “thinned” elbow ligament and will have Tommy John surgery. Gilmartin, Alvarez, and Rice have all been roughed up for 3+ runs in...
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March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Add Lefty Reliever Duane Below

The Mets have signed left-handed reliever Duane Below to a minor-league contract, but have not invited him to big-league camp. Below, 29, has appeared in the majors with the Detroit Tigers and Miami Marlins. He went a combined 2-4 with a 4.27 ERA in 43 appearances (three starts) with those clubs from 2011 through 2013. According to Adam Rubin, Below spent last season working as...
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February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Game 2014.36: Tigers at Orioles

Early day game, Verlander vs. Gausman, highly recommended. Don’t bring brooms; 9 bats will do.  Enjoy it while it lasts… all season. We seem to be coming to life here lately. A little more chatter, a few more voices. I like it. You know, if you guys ever look at the, um, “stuff” I write and think to yourselves, “I could do that,” well, you’re right. I’m not sayin’...
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May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Tigers make the first round of Spring Training Cuts:

The Tigers made a series of transactions today, as the first round of cuts began in major league camp. They unconditionally released one player who saw action with the big club in 2011 and 2012, and send eight other players to minor league camp. The Tigers assigned the following players to minor league camp: RHP Drew VerHagen LHP Duane Below LHP Robbie Ray C James McCann The Tigers...
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March 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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