Sun, 20 Jul 2014 17:30:09 -0700
New York Mets SP Daisuke Matsuzaka will return to the bullpen Monday, July 21, with SP Jon Niese (hamstring) rejoining the rotation.
Fantasy Tip: The Mets had already announced that this move would eventually happen, but with Niese being activated, Matsuzaka's time in the rotation is officially up. Feel free to cut him loose if you currently own him.
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 13:45:27 -0700
New York Mets SPs Bartolo Colon, Dillon Gee and Zack Wheeler will pitch against the San Diego Padres in next weekend's series, which begins Friday, July 18. Manager Terry Collins has not determined the rest of the rotation, but said SP Jacob deGrom will remain in the starting rotation.
Fantasy Tip: Jon Niese's health will influence the backend of the rotation going forward. However, it appears Daisuke Matsuzaka will lose his spot when Niese returns. deGrom's value stabilizes, and he is emerging as a viable option in mixed leagues.
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 13:18:28 -0700
New York Mets SP Jon Niese (shoulder) threw 37 pitches Sunday, July 13, and is expected to throw again Friday, July 18. Manager Terry Collins hopes Niese will return Monday, July 21, at the Seattle Mariners.
Fantasy Tip: Niese has low-end mixed league value. His return to the rotation will bump Daisuke Matsuzaka out.
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 10:07:08 -0700
New York Mets RP Daisuke Matsuzaka is set to return to the bullpen when SP Jon Niese (shoulder) returns from the disabled list for the start of the second half of the season.
Fantasy Tip: Dice-K doesn't have much value to owners now that he'll be moving back to the bullpen. Look for a starting rotation replacement in NL-leagues if you were using Matsuzaka.
Sat, 05 Jul 2014 06:17:50 -0700
New York Mets RP Daisuke Matsuzaka could return to the bullpen before the All Star break without making another start.
Tue, 01 Jul 2014 15:02:45 -0700
New York Mets SP Dillon Gee (lat) will pitch another rehab start Friday, July 4, with Single-A Brooklyn.
Fantasy Tip: Gee's return is near and he is worth a look in mixed leagues, if he is available. Daisuke Matsuzaka and Jacob deGrom are the candidates to lose their rotation spot, with Matsuzaka returning to the bullpen the likely scenario.
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 14:48:44 -0700
New York Mets SP Dillon Gee (lat) is only expected to return from the disabled list for one major league start before the All-Star break. He made his second rehab start and threw 55 pitches over 2 2/3 innings Sunday, June 29. SPs Daisuke Matsuzaka and Jacob deGrom should each be assured two starts apiece before Gee returns.
Fantasy Tip: deGrom and Dice-K are the most vulnerable to lose their rotation spot to Gee following the All-Star break. We'd bet on the Mets moving Matsuzaka back to the bullpen over a demotion for deGrom.
Mon, 30 Jun 2014 00:13:55 -0700
Even though New York Mets SP Daisuke Matsuzaka struggled in his last start, the team is happy enough with his contributions to the rotation that it thinks he will do fine as a back of the rotation starter.
Fantasy Tip: Even though the Mets are happy with him, there are much better options out there for your fantasy roster. Matsuzaka allowed five runs in six innings against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Wait until he settles down a bit and adjusts to his role before picking Matsuzaka up.
Sat, 21 Jun 2014 10:49:14 -0700
New York Mets SP Jacob deGrom, who is 0-2 with a 7.80 ERA in three starts this month, could be moved to the bullpen when SP Dillon Gee (lat) is activated from the disabled list. "Certainly (deGrom's) stuff could play in the bullpen," manager Terry Collins said. "The issue is his durability. Can he get up every day? Can he get up three days a week? That becomes the question - any time you're looking at a young pitcher who has not pitched out of the bullpen, are they going to be able to get up and get their arm ready? And if they get up, how long is it going to take to get their arm ready, because sometimes they've got to speed it up. One of the things we're going to have to do is watch him early and make sure we give him enough time to get loose." SP Daisuke Matsuzaka is another option to be moved to the bullpen when Gee rejoins the rotation.
Mon, 16 Jun 2014 16:01:44 -0700
New York Mets RP Daisuke Matsuzaka (illness) remains unavailable Monday, June 16, after leaving after one inning with extreme stomach pain Sunday, June 15. Also unavailable Monday will be RPs Carlos Torres and Vic Black. Torres threw four innings and Black went two Sunday. Manager Terry Collins thinks RP Jenrry Mejia, who threw two innings Sunday, would be available.