Tim Byrdak looking for a pitching job via Twitter

Tim Byrdak is a 40-year old left-handed pitcher looking for major league work. So the most obvious spot to turn to is of course Twitter. The wily veteran posted his sales pitch below, in an attempt to entice MLB General Manager’s to give the hurler a look. Byrdak, in a somewhat comedic relief, stated he is driving his wife crazy at home. Byrdak is hopeful one of his over 13,000...
Via Players View
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Free agent lefty reliever Tim Byrdak tweets pitching resume

After missing most of last season with shoulder surgery, veteran lefty reliever Tim Byrdak is looking for a team with sign with.  The “late model” is 40 years old and has pitching for five Major League teams (the Mets, Astros, Tigers, Orioles and Royals).  In his 12 year career, he holds a 4.35 ERA in 479 appearances. One thing Byrdak does have going for him – crafty lefties...
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February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Free agent pitcher Tim Byrdak’s open letter to MLB general managers

The New York Mets are scheduled to hold their first full-squad workout of spring training this coming Friday. Pitchers and catchers, however, were due to report last Saturday. Veteran relief pitcher Tim Byrdak, who spent the past three years with the Mets, isn’t among those at the club’s facilities in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Shoulder […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Relief pitcher looking for MLB job posts funny personal ad

Reliever Tim Byrdak is not your normal baseball player. In Spring Training 2012, the reliever showed up to camp dressed as Hulk Hogan.  Four months later, he surprised his New York Mets teammates with a pet...a chicken named "Little Jerry Seinfeld". Now, after missing most of 2013 due to a shoulder injury, Byrdak is out there looking for work.  Via Twitter. ...
Via Hall of Very Good
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Tim Byrdak’s Letter To MLB GM’s

Former Mets reliever Tim Byrdak really needs a job and I think, based on his letter posted on his twitter account, would really help his marriage as well pic.twitter.com/TkLV1nIvRw — Tim Byrdak (@Givemethelefty) February 18, 2014 I once had the chance to meet Tim and ask him questions with other bloggers and he was a great guy and very funny. I really hope that a good guy like...
Via The Daily Stache
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Free agent pitcher Tim Byrdak is in the Olympic spirit

Tweet   Veteran pitcher Tim Byrdak has been among the more lighthearted guys in Major League Baseball over his 12 seasons. Some may remember him as the guy who showed up to spring training a couple of years ago dressed like Hulk Hogan.     With the Sochi Olympics underway the 40-year old reliever seems to have caught the fever along with many others...
Via Los That Sports Blog
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Reliever Byrdak aims to continue pitching

Tim Byrdak may have celebrated his 40th birthday last month, but he’s not about to call it a career. The veteran left-handed reliever intends to pitch at the MLB level in 2014, according to his agent. Byrdak recovered from left shoulder surgery to pitch in eight games for the New York Mets in September. Agent Mike Mosa says his client is now healthy and working out in anticipation...
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November 27, 2013  |  Discuss

What Is Mets’ Interest In Their Own Free Agents?

In looking at the free-agent market, the New York Mets will first consider which of their own eight they might think of bringing back. It isn’t an impressive list, but there are several the Mets might think of returning. If they don’t bring back they can always find their replacements in the market. The filing period begins five days after the end of the World Series. Here...
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October 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Tim Byrdak Had Some Fun With Autograph Seekers Sunday

Mets reliever Tim Byrdak has been known for his antics. From Little Jerry the Chicken to the spring training Hulk Hogan, the 39-year old always finds a way to keep the mood light. Sunday at Citi Field, prior to the Amazin’s series finale and eventual 12th inning walk-off win, Byrdak was headed to the clubhouse after batting practice. As he walked down the right field line, a number...
Via Mets Merized Online
September 16, 2013  |  Discuss

September 1st… It’s That Time Of The Year Again…

The morrow was a bright September morn; The earth was beautiful as if newborn; There was nameless splendor everywhere, That wild exhilaration in the air, Which makes the passers in the city street Congratulate each other as they meet. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Good morning everyone… A few notes as we turn the calendar page from August to September and rosters officially...
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September 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Shawn Teufel Promoted To St. Lucie As Tim Byrdak Moves Onto Vegas

Shawn Teufel, the son of Mets third base coach  Tim Teufel, is reported via Twitter that he has been promoted from the Brooklyn Cyclones to the St. Lucie Mets in High-A. It will be his fourth different Mets affiliate he’s played for this season. According to Matt Musico of MetsMinors.net, Teufel has split 30 appearances and 36 innings between Binghamton, Savannah and Cony Island...
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August 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Tim Byrdak Heading For Triple-A Las Vegas

Left-handed reliever Tim Byrdak had this to say on his twitter account earlier this morning: Off to Vegas, letting it all ride on red or black? — Tim Byrdak (@Givemethelefty) August 4, 2013 If he’s not going to Vegas to gamble, one would have to assume he’s reported to Triple-A with the 51s, following the trail that Pedro Feliciano blazed not too long before him. For Byrdak...
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August 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Mets Injury News: Tim Byrdak set to return in July

The New York Mets will get a boost to their bullpen in July without having to hit the trade market.  Tim Byrdak is expected to be ready to pitch for the big league club again by July 1st.  He underwent shoulder surgery last season which caused him to miss much of the second half. Adam Rubin of ESPN New York says Byrdak is eyeing a July 1st return as his deadline.  He'...
Via MLB Injury News
February 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Insane but true: Mets interested in Manny Parra

Lost amid the news of David Wright re-signing with the Mets and the team publicly shopping R.A. Dickey harder than any player in recent memory was this nugget tweeted by Joel Sherman of the New York Post: The Mets are kicking the tires on Manny Parra. If you don’t recognize the name, there are two things you need to know about Parra. One he is a lefty reliever. And two, he’s...
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December 07, 2012  |  1 Comment

Mets Injury News: Tim Byrdak to Gauge His Post-Surgical Process

Tim Byrdak is veteran.  He's had a long career, so no one would fault him if he were to retire after his injury-plagued 2012 campaign.  However, it doesn't seem Byrdak is ready to do so.  At least not yet.  Byrdak is going to consult with his doctor to see where he is post-surgery. According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Byrdak, who is a player representative, will...
Via MLB Injury News
November 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Mets sign Tim Byrdak to a Minor League deal

The New York Mets agreed to a Minor League deal with left handed pitcher Tim Byrdak according to Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com. The lefty underwent shoulder surgery on September 6 to repair a torn anterior capsule in his pitching shoulder. Byrdak, 39, went 2-2, with a 4.40 ERA, 5.3 BB/9, 10.0 SO/9 and 0.6 HR/9 in 30.2 innings for the Mets.
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November 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Mets re-sign reliever Tim Byrdak to minor league deal

Whether or not Tim Byrdak pitches in 2013 is uncertain. Still, the left handed reliever has re-signed with the New York Mets on a minor league contract. Byrdak had surgery on both his left shoulder and right knee in September. The 39 year old Byrdak pitched in 56 games for the Mets last season. He finished the year with a 4.40 ERA and a 34/18 K/BB ratio over 30 2/3 innings. Byrdak...
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November 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Mets Sign Tim Byrdak To Minor League Deal

As reported by Adam Rubin Of ESPN NY, Tim Byrdak will be signing a minor-league deal with the Mets for 2013 While a bit of an odd move considering Byrdak just had surgery on a torn anterior capsule and the recovery time is over a year, the Mets may just be looking to add some depth that may be able to contribute to some extent for the 2013 season. This may be something that is beneficial...
Via Mets Merized Online
November 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Mets LHP Byrdak has shoulder surgery

Mets left-hander Tim Byrdak has had surgery to repair a torn anterior capsule in his shoulder. General manager Sandy Alderson said in a release Thursday that the Mets are confident Byrdak will be able to pitch again in the major leagues. The 38-year-old lefty specialist was leading the league with 56 appearances when he was injured Aug. 1. Mets Medical Director Dr. David Altchek...
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September 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Byrdak: “Surgery went really well”

New York Mets lefty specialist, Tim Byrdak declared his surgery to repair a torn anterior capsule in his left shoulder, as well as a torn meniscus in his right knee, as a success on Twitter Wednesday afternoon: #bbpBox_243767210047315968 a { text-decoration:none; color:#0084B4; }#bbpBox_243767210047315968 a:hover { text-decoration:underline; } Surgery went really well. Inch to...
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September 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Are Mets Pushing It With Josh Edgin?

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the Mets have a rule in the minors that prohibits pitchers from being used three straight days. Yet now, in the absence of Tim Byrdak, rookie left-hander Josh Edgin has been used in six games in a seven-day span in the major league bullpen. Are the Mets using Edgin too much, putting him at risk of injury, like the excessive work that may...
Via Mets Merized Online
August 26, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 Mets don’t need a second lefty in the pen, they need Bob Myrick

Have you ever wanted something so bad that you could taste it? And the longer you go without the item, its appeal only increases exponentially? Sometimes when you get that item, it becomes a watershed day in your life. Like when you got your first bike or your first car or your first big promotion. And other times when you get what you longed for, it only turns into a bitter disappointment...
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August 22, 2012  |  Discuss

Streaky Ike Davis, Splits by runs allowed, Byrdak v. Harvey

It has been a streaky season for Ike Davis here in 2012. The Mets hope that his 2-for-4 performance Thursday night which featured a double and a homer is an indication that Davis is about to go on another tear. On a team struggling to find power, the Mets need Davis to be a threat in the middle of the order if their offense is going to be productive. After bottoming out on June 5th...
Via Mets360.com
August 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Over and Out: Tim Byrdak To Undergo Shoulder Surgery

Tim Byrdak will undergo surgery to repair a torn anterior capsule in his left shoulder. His recovery and rehab could take anywhere between 12-18 months. This is the same injury that sidelined both Johan Santana and Chris Young. It took over a year for both of them to recover from their respective surgeries. Byrdak hopes that he could return during the second half of the 2013 season...
Via Mets Merized Online
August 09, 2012  |  Discuss

Another One Bites The Dust: Tim Byrdak

  Mets left-handed reliever Tim Byrdak, aka The Byrdman, aka Hulk Hogan, was placed on the DL friday with a sore shoulder.  Ok, no problem.  Like most Mets fans, I figured he was bound to wind up there with a dead arm at some point this year consider how much this guy is used.  But when the results of an MRI showed a torn anterior capsule of his left shoulder, I was angry. When...
Via The Daily Stache
August 08, 2012  |  Discuss
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