Thu, 22 Aug 2013 10:00:09 -0700
The New York Mets are close to signing free-agent SP Daisuke Matsuzaka (Indians) to an undisclosed deal. Matsuzaka could be a candidate to join the rotation down the stretch with SPs Jeremy Hefner (elbow) and Jenrry Mejia (elbow) done for the year. The team doesn't want to promote SPs Rafael Montero or Jacob deGrom because they are facing innings limits. Matsuzaka was 5-8 with a 3.92 ERA in 19 starts with Triple-A Columbus.
Fantasy Tip: Dice-K would become an NL-only option for owners looking for pitching help, but that's about it. He didn't look very sharp in the minors with Cleveland this season.
Mon, 19 Aug 2013 12:55:31 -0700
New York Mets SP Jenrry Mejia (elbow) is dealing with bone spurs in his right elbow and might need surgery after the season. Manager Terry Collins thinks Mejia will soon have surgery, ending his season. "I can't say I know for sure, but it certainly doesn't look very good," Collins said about Mejia pitching again this season. Mejia wasn't at any harm by pitching through the pain in his elbow.
SP Carlos Torres could be asked to start against the Detroit Tigers Friday, Aug. 23, in Mejia's spot. Another option would be for Mejia's turn to be skipped and SP Matt Harvey to go on Friday. The team prefers to give SP Zack Wheeler an extra day of rest to preserve his innings, though. Collins said that September call-ups would likely be plugged into the rotation instead of Torres. SPs Rafael Montero, Noah Syndergaard and Jacob deGrom are unlikely to be among that group, however, because they are facing innings limits.
Fantasy Tip: Torres may be a short-term NL-only option but nothing else. Any minor league pitcher that is tasked to fill out the rotation in the season's final month likely won't be fantasy-relevant, either.
Tue, 23 Apr 2013 15:21:32 -0700
New York Mets manager Terry Collins said he could see the team calling up P Rafael Montero straight from Double-A Binghamton to join the major league roster at some point this year. Montero has a 1.59 ERA in four starts this year while walking one and allowing one homer in 22 2/3 innings. He has 27 strikeouts and has given up 15 hits.
Mon, 25 Feb 2013 15:59:07 -0800
New York Mets SP Johan Santana has looked strong while throwing on flat ground, and the team hopes to have him pitching in spring games by March 10 or 11 so that he'll be ready by opening day. SPs Jeremy Hefner and Collin McHugh are options if Santana isn't ready for the start of the season. SPs Zack Wheeler and Rafael Montero are also in the consideration.