Acosta-lypse Now Playing For Japan

According to his agent Gene Mato, former Mets reliever Manny Acosta has signed a one-year, $1.65 million contract with the Yomiuri Giants in Japan. The deal includes $500K in performance bonuses. The righthander was non-tendered by the Mets following a season that saw him post a 6.46 ERA and a 1.54 WHIP over 45 relief appearances. Acosta, 31, pitched parts of three seasons with...
Via Mets Merized Online
December 13, 2012  |  Discuss

No Less Than Seven Teams Interested In Pelfrey

Updated Post 12/2 Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, writes that no less than seven teams have interest in Mike Pelfrey, adding that there is a need for mid-level starters even if they are coming off Tommy John surgery. The Mets non-tendered Pelfrey on Friday which you can read more about below. Updated Post 11/30 The Mets have officially parted ways with former first-round pick Mike Pelfrey...
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December 02, 2012  |  Discuss

New York Mets non-tender Mike Pelfrey, Andres Torres, and Manny Acosta

According to multiple reports, the New York Mets have officially non-tendered centerfielder Andres Torres, reliever Manny Acosta, and right-handed starter Mike Pelfrey. Though the Mets can still sign Pelfrey at a lower rate — arbitration-eligible players who are tendered contracts must receive at least 80 % of their previous year’s salaries, Mike made $5.6M in 2012 — the former...
Via MetsZilla
December 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Mets Cut Ties With Mike Pelfrey, Will Not Return In Relief Role

Updated Post 11/30 The Mets have officially parted ways with former first-round pick Mike Pelfrey. The team declined to offer him a contract before Friday night’s non-tender deadline making him a free agent. The team also non-tendered outfielder Andres Torres and reliever Manny Acosta. The team tendered contracts to first baseman Ike Davis, second baseman Daniel Murphy, reliever...
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November 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Mets decline offers to Torres, Pelfrey, Acosta

The Mets declined to offer contracts to outfielder Andres Torres, right-hander Mike Pelfrey and right-handed reliever Manny Acosta on Friday. The three players will become free agents on Saturday. The switch-hitting Torres hit .239 with 15 homers and 57 RBIs this season for New York. Pelfrey, who has spent parts of seven seasons with New York, appeared in only three games this...
Via AP on Fox
November 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Trimming The Fat (Even If They Are Relatively In Shape)

According to reports, the Mets are about to non-tender three of their players (which is the reverse of when the President pardons a small group of thanksgiving turkeys). Let's look at the pros and cons of getting rid of each player:Manny Acosta: The only things that Manny Acosta accomplished in his Mets career was A) Drive me nuts, and for some reason B) Become a viable option...
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November 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Pelfrey, Torres, Acosta To Be Non-Tendered By Friday’s Deadline

Adam Rubin writes that barring a last-minute trade, the Mets plan to non-tender three players by the Friday night deadline — righthanders Mike Pelfrey and Manny Acosta and center fielder Andres Torres, according to major league sources. The Mets could bring all three back on lesser one-year deals or minor league deals. Ike Davis, Daniel Murphy, Bobby Parnell and Josh Thole...
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November 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Mets 101 Player Review: Josh Edgin

Now that the 2012 season has concluded for the New York Mets, we have taken a look at overall breakdowns for the offense, starting rotation, and bullpen this past season. We will now take a look at every player on the roster from A (Manny Acosta) to Y (Chris Young) as our Mets 101 Player Review series returns. In each review we will take a look at one player’s 2012 performance...
October 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Mets Walk Nine, Bullpen Hands Marlins 3-2 Comeback Win

The Marlins (68-92) came from behind late in the game to beat the Mets (73-87) by the score of 3-2 tonight in Miami. What a sleeper this game was. Seriously, I caught myself nodding off at least twice.Jeurys Familia made his first major league start and his reputation for wildness was on full display for all to see in this game. The young right-hander surrendered just one hit in...
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October 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Top 10 positive things for the 2012 Mets

How do you ultimately judge a season where not much was expected only to have the team play inspired ball for three-plus months of the year? Especially when that strong play was followed up by inertia from the front office and then dreadful play over the final three months? I don’t know. So, instead of trying to put some type of grade on the year, here are the top 10 positive...
October 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Manny Acosta keeps rolling, Bay keeps stinking, Harvey ends strong

The less said about Thursday’s loss to the Phillies the better but one of the few bright spots was another scoreless outing by Manny Acosta. Since being recalled on July 24th, Acosta has a 1.83 ERA with 18 Ks in 19.2 IP. Walks are always going to be an issue with Acosta but he has kept them in check in this span, having allowed just seven. Combined with a .200 BABIP, it’s led...
September 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Mets-Brewers game interrupted by giant paper airplane (Video)

Saturday's MLB game at Miller Park between the New York Mets and Milwaukee Brewers was interrupted in the bottom of the sixth inning when a giant paper airplane flew onto the field. Brewers batter Aramis Ramirez called time when he saw the paper airplane, which flew in from the upper deck and landed on the infield near second base. Mets pitcher Manny Acosta must have...
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September 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Post Game: Mets 5 Marlins 3

Kelly Shoppach has been solid since coming to the Mets. The Mets came back to win 5-3 against the Miami Marlins tonight. Jeremy Hefner threw 6 innings of two run ball en route to the victory. Manny Acosta added a scoreless inning of relief while Frank Francisco came on in the ninth and earned his 23rd save of the season. The Mets had difficulty with Josh Johnson until Josh Thole...
Via The Daily Stache
September 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Reds 3, Mets 0

CINCINNATI - Jay Bruce's three-run, walk-off home run snapped a scoreless tie and lifted the Reds to a dramatic 3-0 victory over the Mets in the opening game of a three-game series at Great American Ball Park on Tuesday. With the game scoreless entering the bottom of the ninth, Manny Acosta walked Brandon Phillips, and Ryan Ludwick singled. Josh Edgin replaced Acosta, and Bruce...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 14, 2012  |  Discuss

BP Unfiltered: The Mets' Bullpen Doesn't Blow It by Ben Lindbergh

This is exactly how the Mets drew up the top of the ninth inning on Sunday night: Behold, the power of pitching to the scoreboard! With that five-run inning, the Mets' relief corps not only nailed down the victory, but passed the Brewers to claim baseball's highest bullpen ERA (5.02). Congratulations to Francisco, Miguel Batista, Manny Acosta, and the many other Mets relievers...
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August 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Offense, Not Bullpen, To Blame For Mets Second Half Swoon

The idea has been beaten to death: The Mets bullpen is the worst in baseball and has been the major reason for the team’s skid to open the second half. But looking a little deeper, it may not totally be the bullpen’s fault. In fact, the pen, mainly Jon Rauch, Josh Edgin and even Manny Acosta since being recalled, has actually been somewhat decent recently. Granted, the bullpen...
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August 09, 2012  |  Discuss

From Left Field: Offense, Not Bullpen, To Blame For Second Half Swoon

The idea has been beaten to death: The Mets bullpen is the worst in baseball and has been the major reason for the team’s skid to open the second half. But looking a little deeper, it may not totally be the bullpen’s fault. In fact, the pen, mainly Jon Rauch, Josh Edgin and even Manny Acosta since being recalled, has actually been somewhat decent recently. Granted, the bullpen...
Via Mets Merized Online
August 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Manny Acosta-Pedro Beato switch helps settle Mets’ pen

On July 23rd, Pedro Beato gave up 4 ER in 0.1 IP as the Mets dropped their second straight extra-inning game. From the 10th inning on in those games, the Mets were outscored, 11-0, and the bullpen looked like it has pretty much all season – in shambles. The following day the Mets demoted Beato and called up Manny Acosta, which had the feeling of rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic...
July 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Slumping Mets demote RF Lucas Duda to minors

The slumping New York Mets have demoted starting right fielder Lucas Duda to the minors in a mini shake-up at Citi Field. A left-handed hitter with power, Duda appeared to establish himself in the majors with a strong second half last year and a solid start to this season. But his production had tailed off dramatically lately and he's struggled to adapt to an unfamiliar position...
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July 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Mets Game Chatter – 7/24/12

Can the Mets score first?  Can they keep the game going to extra-innings?  Will Terry Collins ask Manny Acosta to go multiple innings his first time back?  Find out these answers and more in this episode of Mets Soap!  R.A. Dickey toes the rubber for the 7:10 start. Enter your comments in the text box above where it says “Powered by Quick Chat” and the various emoticons....
July 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Acosta Recalled After Mets Optioned Beato To Buffalo, Duda Could Be Gone Too

Following last night’s 8-2 loss to the Washington Nationals, reliever Pedro Beato was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo by the Mets, and reliever Manny Acosta was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo to replace him om the roster. For Beato, Monday’s meltdown was the second time in a week that Beato cost the Mets a game. Last Tuesday Beato uncorked a game-ending bases-loaded wild pitch...
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July 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Sandy Alderson and the 2012 bullpen fiasco

The Mets’ bullpen is a mess and the only thing that is uncertain is how we should divvy up the blame. Should we be mad at Sandy Alderson or Terry Collins? Each deserves some fault for the position that the Mets find themselves here as we begin the last full week of July, although it is often difficult to determine which percentage to assign to either man for the implosion we...
July 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Mets finally designate Miguel Batista for assignment

I know the Mets didn’t have many options when it came to spot starters but seeing them march Miguel Batista out there on Saturday was completely disheartening.  Sure enough, the the 41-year-old did exactly what one would expect him to do; not pitch well.  Batista was knocked around for 4 ER over 3 innings pitched to bring his ERA for the month of July to 8.32.  Like Manny Acosta...
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July 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Mets try to get over last night, prep for game two in Washington

Last night was ugly for the New York Mets and now everyone is going nuts about the bullpen. Of course, the bullpen is dreadful, but there’s not much that can be done about it right now. Bringing up Jenrry Mejia (who has been really bad in Buffalo) or Manny Acosta (who has been good in triple-A but not as good in the majors this season) would likely amount to “rearranging the...
Via The Daily Stache
July 18, 2012  |  Discuss

Bullpen Is Better Than You Think

It’s funny how sometimes a conversation opens your eyes to something and you just have to get it off your chest. We often here about how bad the Mets bullpen is. How it’s the worst in the league, and how Sandy Alderson did a terrible job at getting bullpen help. To me, I always thought that wasn’t true. Now I know it. The tricky thing about ranking bullpens is plenty of pitchers...
Via Mets Merized Online
July 16, 2012  |  Discuss
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