Page rendered in 0.1949 seconds
53 querie(s) executed
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand
Monday, March 24, 2014
For most of spring training, the race for the fifth spot in the team’s rotation has been Daisuke Matsuzaka’s to lose, but with six exhibition games remaining, the 24-year-old Mejia is still under consideration for the job.
Mejia did nothing to harm his chances Sunday, when he allowed one run on two hits over five innings in the Mets’ 3-1 exhibition victory over the Nationals.
The Mets have to inform Matsuzaka by Tuesday whether they intend to carry him on the 25-man roster. Otherwise, the veteran right-hander can be released from his contract or offered $100,000 to accept a minor-league assignment.
Matsuzaka, who is scheduled to face the Cardinals on Monday at Tradition Field, is 0-1 this spring with a 4.97 ERA in four appearances.
“At this particular time if (Mejia)’s the fifth guy, how many innings can he go?” manager Terry Collins said. “That’s one of the things that is going to come into the decision. We’re sitting there talking about all of our prospects, him being one of them and to watch the innings load. I don’t know what the number would be, we have to be careful with him this year.”
The Mets have eliminated Mejia from the bullpen mix, preferring to keep him a starter at Triple-A Las Vegas should he not crack the major league rotation.
You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.
Newsblog: OT: Politics, October 2014: Sunshine, Baseball, and Etch A Sketch: How Politicians Use Analogies
(3792 - 6:20pm, Oct 25)
Last: The Yankee Clapper
Newsblog: MLB - Royals' Ned Yost keeps managing to win - ESPN
(12 - 6:15pm, Oct 25)
Newsblog: OT: October 2014 - College Football thread
(454 - 6:11pm, Oct 25)
Newsblog: Dave Dombrowski: Injury worse than expected, Miguel Cabrera 'is as tough as you can possibly be' | MLive.com
(24 - 6:10pm, Oct 25)
Last: Random Transaction Generator
Newsblog: 2014 WORLD SERIES GAME 4 OMNICHATTER
(16 - 6:08pm, Oct 25)
Newsblog: OT: NBC.news: Valve isn’t making one gaming console, but multiple ‘Steam machines’
(872 - 6:02pm, Oct 25)
Last: Greg K
Newsblog: Gambling Bochy creature of habit when it comes to pitchers | CSN Bay Area
(4 - 5:54pm, Oct 25)
Last: Walt Davis
Newsblog: OT: Monthly NBA Thread - October 2014
(395 - 5:49pm, Oct 25)
Last: NJ in DC (Now with Wife!)
Newsblog: Boston Red Sox prospect Deven Marrero enjoying turnaround in Arizona Fall League | MiLB.com
(11 - 5:28pm, Oct 25)
Last: Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site
Newsblog: Yost's managerial decisions make for extra-entertaining World Series | FOX Sports
(12 - 5:25pm, Oct 25)
Newsblog: Buster Olney on Twitter: "Sources: Manager Joe Maddon has exercised an opt-out clause in his contract and is leaving the Tampa Bay Rays immediately."
(87 - 5:12pm, Oct 25)
Last: PASTE Thinks This Trout Kid Might Be OK (Zeth)
Newsblog: John McGrath: The Giants have become the Yankees — obnoxious | The News Tribune
(20 - 4:40pm, Oct 25)
Newsblog: OT: The Soccer Thread, September 2014
(936 - 4:29pm, Oct 25)
Last: Howling John Shade
Newsblog: Phils' philospophy beginning to evolve | phillies.com
(12 - 4:08pm, Oct 25)
Last: Textbook Editor
Newsblog: 9 reasons Hunter Pence is the most interesting man in the World (Series) | For The Win
(22 - 3:31pm, Oct 25)