Quick Hitter: Mejia, or anyone else playing hurt is stupid

After Sunday’s brutal 7-6 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies, Mets closer Jenrry Mejia disclosed to reporters that he has been pitching with a sports hernia for the last three weeks, in addition to the calf injury he has dealt with this week – likely the reason for his recent struggles. Mejia is 0-2 over his last four appearances with a blown save, and has seen his ERA creep up...
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August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History–July 8, 1999

1999: The Royals took the lead in the top of the ninth, but a walk and an error wound up costing them the game in a 6-5 loss to the White Sox at Comiskey Park in Chicago.Trailing 4-3 and facing White Sox reliever Keith Foulke in the ninth, the Royals rallied. Jed Hansen led off with a single. But Scott Pose popped up trying to bunt and Rey Sanchez struck out. Carlos Beltran rescued...
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July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Sun Spotted Dicks

It happens every year, yet it takes me by surprise every time. For two straight days, the SNY feed left for about 10-15 minutes. On Tuesday, I missed Curtis Granderson's first home run, and the feed came back just in time for me to watch Anthony Seratelli and Omar Quintanilla fail with the bases loaded. Today, the feed went dark again, and came back just in time for Reed Johnson...
Via Metstradamus
March 05, 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...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
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. pic.twitter...
Via Hall of Very Good
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Rolling the dice on the Mets bullpen

Other than the outfield and shortstop positions, the bullpen is the Achilles heel of the Mets. This is probably going to be the hardest thing for GM Sandy Alderson to fix this offseason because the trend with relievers is that they tend to be unreliable year to year. Usually they outperform their peripherals — allowing them to earn a lot of money on the market — and then regress...
Via Mets360.com
December 01, 2013  |  Discuss
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