Josh Edgin Could Return Around May 1

New York Mets lefty reliever Josh Edgin missed the entire 2015 season after a torn ligament in his throwing elbow led to Tommy John surgery last March 17. According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Edgin is on pace to return about a month into the season and the Mets are anticipating his return to be around May 1. The Mets re-signed fellow southpaw Jerry Blevins this offseason and...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Mets sign lefty reliever Bastardo to two-year deal

According to a report, the New York Mets have signed left-handed reliever Antonio Bastarto do a two-year deal:The terms of the deal were later reported to be $12 million across those two seasons:Bastardo, 30, was the top lefty reliever on the free agent market this offseason. In 2015, he appeared in 66 games, pitching to a 2.98 ERA, striking out 64 over 57 1/3 innings with the Pittsburgh...
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16 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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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Avoid Arbitration With Harvey, Tejada, Reed, Torres, Edgin

Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that the Mets have agreed to contracts with relievers Addison Reed for $5.3 million, Carlos Torres for $1.05 million, and Josh Edgin for $625,000, thus avoiding arbitration. Matt Ehalt of the Bergen Record adds hat the Mets have also settled with Matt Harvey for $4.325 million and Ruben Tejada for an even $3 million. That leaves Lucas Duda, Jeurys...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Avoid Arbitration With Relievers Reed, Torres, Edgin

Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports that the Mets have agreed to contracts with relievers Addison Reed for $5.3 million, Carlos Torres for $1.05 million, and Josh Edgin for $625,000, thus avoiding arbitration. That leaves six more players the Mets will try to settle with before arbitration hearings begin next month. January 12 As expected, Lucas Duda, Jeurys Familia, Josh Edgin...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Matters: Hernandez Returns To SNY

Sometimes the status quo is a good thing, such as the news Keith Hernandez will return to the SNY broadcast booth with Gary Cohen and Ron Darling. There are a lot of outstanding broadcasting teams, and SNY’s is one of the best. The trio are insightful, humorous and above all, are objective. They are different in that although they have deep ties to the Mets, they aren’t afraid...
Via New York Mets Report
23 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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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Edgin Progressing, Could Return Around Opening Day

According to Assistant General Manager John Ricco, left handed reliever Josh Edgin is making progress from Tommy John surgery and could be ready around opening day. Edgin has not had any setbacks in his recovery, and could be an effective weapon out of the bullpen next season if he returns to full health. “It’ll be about a year out right around Opening Day, and he’s progressing...
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December 08, 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...
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December 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets Begin Work On 2016 Season Starting Today

There’s no time for the Mets to reflect and relax as today the team goes into offseason mode and begins to prepare for the 2016 season. First thing on the agenda is activating Zack Wheeler, Josh Edgin, Buddy Carlyle, Rafael Montero, Jack Leathersich, Wilfredo Tovar, and Darrell Ceciliani from the 60 day disabled list. All of them must be activated to the 40 Man Roster today or...
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November 02, 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

Current and historical disabled list info for the Mets

A favorite ploy of managers and athletes is to use the phrase, “I don’t want to use injuries as an excuse.” Of course they immediately go on to do just that. Injuries are part of the game, we all get that. But at some point, it would be nice if the Mets weren’t hanging around the league leaders in time missed to injury. Here’s this year’s list of the walking wounded...
June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

MMO Mailbag: Is This Team For Real?

Jenn 23 asks… This is basically the same team as last year minus Zack Wheeler and Josh Edgin. How did they get so good? Or is this just a dream? Thanks for all you do and Let’s Go Mets! Rob replies… Hey, Jenn! Thanks for the question.  One major thing that differentiates this year’s team from last year’s team is a healthy Matt Harvey. When you have a guy of that caliber...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
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April 01, 2015  |  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...
March 30, 2015  |  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...
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March 24, 2015  |  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...
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March 19, 2015  |  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...
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March 18, 2015  |  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: ...
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March 18, 2015  |  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...
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March 17, 2015  |  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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March 17, 2015  |  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...
March 17, 2015  |  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...
March 16, 2015  |  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?...
March 16, 2015  |  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...
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March 15, 2015  |  Discuss
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