JOSH EDGIN NEWS

Overcrowded Bullpen Has Caused Quite a Conundrum

It’s hard to believe that just two days ago, even Terry Collins was unsure who would get the regular season call to face opposing lefty sluggers in the late innings. With Josh Edgin out for the season with a torn UCL and no proven options in camp, the Mets bullpen, an expected strength to begin the season, was in dire straits. Enter new acquisitions Alex Torres and Jerry Blevins...
Via Mets Merized Online
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mets Deal Den Dekker

Several hours after the Mets acquired lefty reliever Alex Torres from San Diego for pitcher Cory Mazzoni, they pulled off a second deal for Jerry Blevins from Washington for outfielder Matt den Dekker. Blevins, 31, was 2-3 with a 4.87 ERA in 64 games. Den Dekker was not going to make the team as a reserve outfielder because Kirk Nieuwenhuis is out of options and is having an outstanding...
Via New York Mets Report
2 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets trade for lefty reliever

The New York Mets, dealing with the season-long absence of Josh Edgin, have traded for a left-handed relief pitcher. The Mets have acquired Alex Torres from the San Diego Padres in exchange for Cory Mazzoni and a player to be named later. Torres will likely slot into Edgin’s role as the primary left-handed reliever. Torres has pitched 120 major league innings in his career and...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Harvey, Mets look to contend in wake of Tommy John epidemic

NEW YORK (AP) The big names for the New York Mets this season: Matt Harvey, David Wright, Tommy John. Finally confident they're a playoff contender, the Mets absorbed a familiar setback in spring training - two of them, really. Zack Wheeler and Josh Edgin became the latest New York pitchers to have reconstructive elbow surgery, sidelining both until next year. Wheeler's injury prevents...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Option LHP Jack Leathersich to Minor League Camp

The Mets announced that left-handed relief pitcher Jack Leathersich was optioned down to minor league camp. Leathersich was among the handful of candidates in camp all vying to fill the lefty relief void created when the Mets lost Josh Edgin to Tommy John surgery. In eight relief appearances this spring, Leathersich posted a 9.64 ERA in 4.2 innings pitched, striking out four while...
Via Mets Merized Online
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Matters: Murphy Could Go On DL; Syndergaard Optioned

The hits keep coming for the Mets, who could start the season with Daniel Murphy on the disabled list with a pulled right hamstring. The initial prognosis was tightness in the hamstring, but after a MRI the injury was called a pulled muscle. When will GM Sandy Alderson ever learn not to label an injury until all the exams are completed? First Wheeler, then Murphy, then Josh Edgin...
Via New York Mets Report
12 days ago  |  Discuss

The Mets Will Need All That Pitching Depth They Treasure

The Mets have been boasting about their depth in pitching, and they will need it in the wake of season-ending injuries to Zack Wheeler and reliever Josh Edgin. They will also be without Bobby Parnell to start the year and Vic Black could also open on the disabled list. Wheeler, Edgin and Parnell have elbow problems; Black has a bum shoulder. GEE: Strong effort today. (AP) That’s...
Via New York Mets Report
13 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Needs A Paradigm Shift On Starting Pitching Health

The NFL has recently been praised for their efforts to ensure the long term health and well-being of their players by instituting stringent new protocol on concussions. I remember reading one time that for most players who participate in an NFL game it’s the equivalent of one of us being in like four or five car accidents. I think the NFL is doing the right thing and it makes...
Via Mets Merized Online
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Projecting Opening Day Roster

Things change in spring training, and they have in a big way for the Mets, who are now without Zack Wheeler and Josh Edgin for the year with both having Tommy John surgery. I figured on projecting the Mets’ Opening Day roster several times this spring and I am minus two pitchers plus having second thoughts on other players, notably Dilson Herrera. Here’s what I am thinking: ...
Via New York Mets Report
14 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
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Updated Opening Day Lineup, Rotation, Bench, Bullpen Projections

As things continue to develop in Mets camp and we also consider the season ending injuries to Zack Wheeler and Josh Edgin the Opening Day Roster projection sure looks a lot different than my last one in February. Here’s my latest stab at it. Starting Lineup: CF Juan Lagares SS Wilmer Flores 3B David Wright 1B Lucas Duda RF Michael Cuddyer 2B Daniel Murphy LF Curtis Granderson...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Wheeler News is Frustrating, But Hardly Shocking or Catastrophic

As you have heard by now, Zack Wheeler is out for the season. He has a complete tear of the UCL in his pitching elbow and will require Tommy John Surgery, the same procedure that sidelined Matt Harvey in 2014 and will keep Josh Edgin out of action this year. Is this a frustrating development? Of course. But is it a disaster? No. Let’s set the stage a bit. Wheeler, a prized young...
Via Mets Merized Online
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Zack Wheeler, Josh Edgin and the reason to be optimistic

It’s been a rocky 48 hours. As most Mets fans discovered over the past few days, two sure-fire opening day pitchers will be having Tommy John surgery, ending their seasons’ before they began. The loss of lefty reliever Josh Edgin was a palpable hit, but not a devastating blow. The Mets were looking to have just one lefty in the pen when they traveled north. They still have...
Via Mets360.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

The Mets do not need a dedicated lefty

Over the past few years it has been a popular style of Mets baseball to have at least one lefty in the bullpen who comes in late in the game to face Ryan Howard and leaves right after for another picture. The LOOGY, which was popularized in the early 90s, is common place for the Mets with notable players being Pedro Feliciano, Tim Byrdak, and Scott Rice. Since 2007, the Mets...
Via Mets360.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Prospect breakout candidate: Brandon Brosher

With spring training in full bloom much of the focus around Mets land has been about things pertaining to the major league team – Who will be the lefty reliever now that Josh Edgin is lost to Tommy John surgery?; Can Wilmer Flores play a good enough shortstop to merit the everyday job?; How will David Wright produce at age 33 coming off of yet another injury-shortened season?...
Via Mets360.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets' Josh Edgin to have season-ending elbow surgery

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) New York Mets reliever Josh Edgin is done for the season and will have elbow-ligament replacement surgery this week. General manager Sandy Alderson updated the status of the left-hander on Sunday. The loss of Edgin puts the Mets' bullpen in a difficult spot. Edgin had an MRI last week that showed a stretched elbow ligament and bone spur. The Mets gave him...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Edgin Will Have Tommy John Surgery

Josh Edgin will undergo Tommy John surgery on Tuesday at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York,  the team announced. Edgin chose surgery over rest and rehab and will miss all of the 2015 season. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson expects Edgin to return on a schedule similar to Bobby Parnell. The Mets have Scott Rice, Dario Alvarez, Sean Gilmartin and Jack Leathersich all...
Via Mets Merized Online
17 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets: Spring Training Pitching Troubles?

When the New York Mets acquired Zack Wheeler in 2011 they had high hopes that he would develop into a dominant pitcher. In the summer of 2014 Zack Wheeler pitched through a stretch from May to September with elbow soreness. Despite soreness, he pitched well and in 21 starts had a 2.98 ERA. Instead of making his second spring training start, Zack Wheeler underwent a precautionary...
Via isportsweb.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Henny Penny and the necessity of lefty relievers

Anyone familiar with the children’s tale Henny Penny knows the moral of the story: Beware of those who predict calamity, especially with zero justification. We would be wise to remember the lessons of Henny Penny when it comes to the “calamity” of not having multiple lefty relievers on the team. Few things will have less of a positive impact on the 2015 Mets than the success...
Via Mets360.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Featured Post: Where the Mets Will Miss Edgin Most

We learned earlier today that Josh Edgin‘s injury is pretty serious. As Edgin decides whether he will undergo season-ending surgery, Mets fans are left wondering why the front office failed to add a left-handed arm to the bullpen to complement, and now, insure, the lead southpaw, Edgin. What the Mets lose in Edgin is more than his composite 27 innings of relief that he provided...
Via Mets Merized Online
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Matters: Edgin Update; Wheeler Scratched: Mets Win Big

Mets lefty reliever Josh Edgin, as expected, sought a second opinion with Dr. James Andrews regarding Tommy John surgery. The MRI the Mets took will be sent to Andrews and examined. It will then be determined if Andrews needs to examine Edgin. The current diagnosis is a stretched elbow irritated by a bone spur. Edgin told reporters Friday: “I’m looking at the second opinion as...
Via New York Mets Report
19 days ago  |  Discuss

MMO Game Thread: Braves vs Mets, 1:10 PM (SNY)

The New york Mets host the Atlanta Braves at Tradition Field on Friday at 1:10 PM. The game will be broadcast on SNY. Jon Niese gets the start for the Mets and will be opposed by lefthander Manny Banuelos for the Braves. Also slated to pitch for the Mets are Sean Gilmartin, Erik Goeddel, Cody Satterwhite, and Scott Rice. Bobby Parnell threw off a mound today and said his bothersome...
Via Mets Merized Online
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Unhappy With Lefty Relievers

Both GM Sandy Alderson and manager Terry Collins lamented the Mets’ lefty situation in the bullpen. However, the criticism was more directed at the pitchers not performing than it was as Alderson for not being in more talent. COLLINS: Concerned. (AP) Let’s face it, Josh Edgin is likely to have Tommy John surgery, which means somebody from the foursome of Dario Alvarez, Sean...
Via New York Mets Report
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Camp 2015: Best To Avoid Extended Exposure

Today is game #10 of the Mets’ Spring Training schedule. For all the grousing that spring camp is too long, I offer up the fact that were already a third of the way through our allotment of silly games that don’t count. And thank goodness they don’t, because Mets fans would become even more suicidal than normal if they did. As of right now – and if things continue apace...
Via Mets360.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Livin on the Edgin: “Going With What We Got” vs “Harsh Realities”

According to Kristie Ackert of the Daily News, the Mets placed less of a priority to acquire a veteran left-handed reliever “not because of money” but because as the team source put it, “we were confident with what we got.” That of course is a complete reversal from the team’s early offseason posture, when they were “very concerned” with “what we got.” We went...
Via Mets Merized Online
20 days ago  |  Discuss
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