Mets’ Bullpen Still Needs Work

With pitchers-and-catchers two weeks away, the Mets still have work to do with their bullpen. Signing left-hander Antonio Bastardo to a two-year deal. As it is now, the Mets’ bullpen is constructed with closer Jeurys Familia, set-up man Addison Reed, lefties Bastardo, Jerry Blevins and Sean Gilmartin, and right-handers Erik Goeddel, Carlos Torres, Logan Verrett and Hansel Robles...
Via New York Mets Report
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Avoid Arbitration With Neil Walker, Agree On $10.55 Million Contract

The New York Mets announced they have agreed on a one-year contract with Neil Walker to avoid arbitration. The deal is worth $10.55 million. Walker made $8 million with the Pirates last season and was requesting $11.8 million. The Mets were countering at $9.4 million. That leaves only closer Jeurys Familia who has yet to settle with the Mets. Familia, who tied the franchise record...
Via Mets Merized Online
9 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Mets Could Afford Yoenis Cespedes

New York Mets ownership has come under increased scrutiny over the past few years. Lowering payroll in a gigantic media market and getting entwined in the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme will bring that kind of attention. Back at the trading deadline, there were many, including myself, wondering why the Mets were acting like a small-market team in New York. The team quieted many doubters...
Via Fangraphs
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Duda, Mejia agree with Mets and avoid arbitration

NEW YORK (AP) First baseman Lucas Duda and suspended reliever Jenrry Mejia have agreed to one-year contracts with the New York Mets and avoided salary arbitration. Duda agreed at $6,725,000, up from $4.2 million last year, when he hit .244 with 27 homers and 73 RBIs. The agreement was $75,000 above the midpoint between the $7.4 million he had asked for in arbitration and the ...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets avoid arbitration with Lucas Duda, Jenrry Mejia

Duda settled at $6.725 million, while Mejia settled at $2.47 million The Mets avoided arbitration with first baseman Lucas Duda and right-hander Jenrry Mejia by reaching one-year settlements with the two players, MLB Network's Jon Heyman reported Friday. Duda will earn $6.725 million in 2016, slightly above the midpoint in the arbitration numbers...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Avoid Arbitration With Lucas Duda, Jenrry Mejia

The Mets have avoided arbitration cases with both Lucas Duda and Jenrry Mejia, signing them both to one-year contracts. Duda will make $6.725 million this season while Mejia will get $2.47 million, reports MLB Nework’s Jon Heyman. For Duda, the Mets had filed at $5.9 million while Duda filed at $7.4 million, meaning he received slightly more than the midpoint of $6.65 million...
Via Mets Merized Online
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Jenrry Mejia With Scoreless Outing In Dominican League

  The Aguilas de Mexicali lost 1-0 in ten innings last night despite allowing only four hits to the Mayos de Navojoa. The series is now tied at three games with the final game in the best-of-7... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Opening Day Payroll Currently At $107.6 Million

With the New York Mets recently reaching pre-arbitration settlements with five of their eligible players, and the addition of free agent Alejandro De Aza to a one year deal worth $5.75 million dollars, here is the most current Opening Day payroll projection for 2016. Guaranteed Contracts ($77.55 Million) David Wright – $20.0 Million Curtis Granderson – $16.0 Million Asdrubal...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Jenrry Mejia Throws Scoreless Inning, Xorge Carrillo With Two Hits

  Jenrry Mejia made his fourth relief appearance of the Dominican Winter League playoffs last night for the Tigres del Licey pitching a scoreless six inning. He allowed one hit and a walk with... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Nine Mets Officially File For Salary Arbitration

As expected, Lucas Duda, Jeurys Familia, Josh Edgin, Matt Harvey, Jenrry Mejia, Addison Reed, Ruben Tejada,Carlos Torres, and Neil Walker all filed for salary arbitration on Tuesday, according to Anthony DiComo of The Mets have a long history of settling with their players and avoiding arbitration hearings which are set to begin in February. Arbitration Projections...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Wuilmer Becerra Continues To Sizzle in Venezuelan Playoffs

Mets outfield prospect Wuilmer Becerra hit .405 during the Venezuelan Winter League regular season and started off the postseason going 2 for 4 last night with a run scored. He had worked himself up to third in the lineup during the last week of the regular season but was moved down the nine spot in his first playoff action. His team, Tigres de Aragua, lost 7-5 after going to the...
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January 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Lagares Throws Runner Out At Home, Mejia With Scoreless Start

  Jenrry Mejia had his best start of the Winter League season pitching 5 scoreless innings for the Tigres del Licey in the Dominican. He allowed two hits, walk, and hit one batter while striking... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets To Tender Contract To Mejia

One of the Mets’ most intriguing contract questions will be answered today when they are expected to tender reliever Jenrry Mejia a contract. Mejia, who is serving his second suspension, will miss the first 100 games of the 2016 season. The 26-year-old Mejia was to earn $2.595 million last year, but only earned a prorated portion for the three weeks he played. MEJIA: To be offered...
Via New York Mets Report
December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via Mets Merized Online
December 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Plan To Tender and Keep Jenrry Mejia

Even though reliever Jenrry Mejia was suspended twice for performance enhancing drugs last season – including a current 162 game suspension that’ll continue into the 2016 season – the New York Mets plan to keep the arbitration-eligible Mejia and will not non-tender him at Wednesday’s deadline, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York. Mejia, 26, is currently pitching for...
Via Mets Merized Online
November 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Non-Tender Day: Ruben Tejada, Addison Reed, Jenrry Mejia on the Bubble

Wednesday is the deadline for teams to tender or non-tender contracts to their arbitration eligible players. The New York Mets have nine players eligible for arbitration. Arbitration Eligible Buddy Carlyle – $725,000 ($1.1M) Ruben Tejada – $1,880,000 ($2.5M) Lucas Duda - $4,200,000 ($6.8M) Addison Reed – $4,875,000 ($5.7M) Carlos Torres – $585,000 ($800K) Jenrry...
Via Mets Merized Online
November 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Should Consider Bringing Back Mejia

After testing positive twice for PEDs, conventional reaction was the Mets would cut ties with reliever Jenrry Mejia. I was in that camp at first, but admit to softening my position based on economics and positional need. MEJIA: Why not? (AP) Mejia was to make $2.595 million last year before the suspension and will make a prorated portion of that when his suspension ends in late...
Via New York Mets Report
November 24, 2015  |  Discuss

The Mets should bring back Jenrry Mejia

We all know the story, and we all remember the headlines. We probably remember the frustration we felt, like the wind was knocked from our guts when we heard that Jenrry Mejia would be suspended a second time, resulting in a 162 game suspension. Although he will not be back until August next season, there is a case for the Mets to pay him arbitration and return to the team next season...
November 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Winter League Recap 11/12: Mejia With Good Start

Mexican League Aguilas de Mexicali Xorge Carrillo– 3 for 4 with two runs scored (.289/.330/.410 in 83 at bats) Dominican League Tigres del Licey Jenrry Mejia– 6 IP, 5 H, ER, BB, 3... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
November 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Still Considering Whether To Keep Jenrry Mejia

Even though Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia was suspended twice for performance enhancing drugs last season – including a current 162 game suspension that’ll continue into the 2016 season – the New York Mets have not completely ruled out bringing him back next season. The Mets are currently scouting and monitoring Mejia while he’s pitching in the Dominican Winter League and...
Via Mets Merized Online
November 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Winter League Recap 11/7: Jenrry Mejia Makes Fourth Start

Puerto Rican League Criollos de Caguas Arnaldo Berrios– Pinch ran, 2 walks, caught stealing (3 walks, SB, CS in three games) Cangrejeros de Santurce Jon Velasquez– 1 IP, 2 H, ER, 2 K, BS... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
November 08, 2015  |  Discuss

The Seventh Inning Question

Following the return of Jenrry Mejia from a PED suspension that cost him 80 games , the Mets had every reason to expect that they had an important portion of their bullpen “bridge” available, at least for the balance of the regular season. With Jeurys Familia firmly entrenched as the team’s closer and a number […]
Via Mets Merized Online
September 08, 2015  |  Discuss

The Morning Dump: Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia can’t stop with the juice

Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia, who was the opening day closer for the team can’t stop juicing and was subsequently suspended for 162 games. (USA Today) The Rangers scored five runs in the first inning… Then the Yankees responded with 21 unanswered. (NBC Sports) Geovany Soto shows you why you shouldn’t park right behind the Green Monster. (Twitter) PHOTO: […] The post The...
Via The Majors National
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Gut Reaction: Mets 4 Padres 0 (7/27/15)

Jenrry Mejia’s stupidity has cost the Mets his services for the foreseeable future. The Mets will not be reacquainted with Jose Reyes, nor will they be acquiring his new teammate, Carlos Gonzales. David Wright took a few tentative grounders on the Citi Field dirt. But none of that matters tonight. Let the rest of the National League take notice: the hammer has been dropped....
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia suspended 162 games for PEDs

By TOC Staff Jenrry Mejia, what are you doing, man? The New York Mets players, coaches and executives are surely asking that very question as the reliever tested positive for the second time this year, thus drawing a 162-game suspension. Mejia had already missed the first 80 games of the season after failing a test for PEDs. As if that wasn’t astounding enough, the 25 year old...
Via The Outside Corner
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss
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