Yoan Lopez, right-handed reliever, has been released to make room on the 40 man roster after the acquisitions Danny Mendick and Carlos Correa.
In 11 innings pitched, the Cuban native owned a 5.73 ERA while striking out 10 and walking 5.
Lopez only played in 8 games for the Mets, and it sounds like he’s likely taking his stuff to Japan. As recent as this week, his team has been negotiating a contract with the Yomiuri Giants of Nippon Professional Baseball.
Listen, Francisco Alvarez is the real fuckin’ deal (Pardon my language, I’m dealing with a whole heap of depression and must take it out on my writing). The good folks over at MLB.com have updated their Top Prospects List, and yes, our Francisco is topped off at the number one spot.
There’s no telling how great of a career this youngster can have, especially once he’s completely comfortable in handling calling a major league game. That’s probably where the true test lies, knowing your pitchers, knowing your opponents, creating a game plan.
However, it’s so clear that we’re not the only ones aware of this tank sized catcher that’s about to take over a majority of the catcher’s duties going forward (Just my opinion, no official word has been released).
He’s hit at every level, except for his short stint with the actual big league club. However, his MiLB slash line is .274/.384/.526/.910 in 895 at-bats, just about two seasons of MiLB ball.
It’s no surprise to me, it shouldn’t be to any other Mets fans at all. But the cool thing is, now the rest of the league is starting to hear and learn about Alvarez, and I just don’t think they’re ready for this beast.
The New York Mets and Eduardo Escobar have agreed to a two year deal worth $20M. The news comes from Jon Heyman of MLB Network.
Escobar spent 2021 with both the Arizona Diamondbacks and Milwaukee Brewers as he slugged 28 homers with 90 RBI’s. The infielder can play either third or short and has a career slash of .256/.309/.436/.745 in 11 seasons.
It’ll be interesting to see what the Mets will now do with J.D. Davis and even Jeff McNeil, as well as how the team finishes off negotiations with Javy Baez.
The Mets and outfielder Josh Reddick are closing in on a minor-league deal. The veteran outfielder was released by the Arizona Diamondbacks earlier in the week after slashing .258/.285/.371 in 158 plate appearances.
If Reddick sticks with the club for the remainder of the season, the 34-year old would indeed be eligible for the playoffs, should the Mets make it.
Reddick will join outfielders Albert Almora jr, Mason Williams, and Khalil Lee in the organization. While the Mets do have some depth, Reddick is probably the team’s best offensive option of the bunch.
Throughout 4408 career at-bats, Reddick owns a .262/.321/.426/.747 slash line.
The Mets had a huge first inning as Jonathan Villar and Francisco Lindor set the table for catcher James McCann. McCann, who’s set to earn $40M on his current four year contract, blasted a three-run shot off of potential HoF’er Madison Bumgarner.
The Mets were able to tack on another run in the first when Brandon Drury grounded into a double play.
David Patterson gave the Diamondbacks all back and then some as he gave up a two-run shot to Ketel Marte. The Diamondbacks centerfielder is having a great season as he’s .352 on the campaign.
With the bases loaded just minutes later, Ildemaro Vargas would single up the middle to tie the game at four a piece. Not only would that chase Peterson out of the game, but Diamondbacks pitcher Madison Bumgarner would follow up and drive in a run with a single of his own.
James McCann began to get greedy with the RBI’s as he drove in Jonathan Villar for his fourth RBI on the afternoon.
Mets infielder Brandon Drury would get a second chance to obtain the RBI and came through with a hard hit single to give the Mets the 6-5 lead.
The Mets would end up winning the game as well as the series. Today’s win had huge contributions from James McCann, going 3-5 with a home run and four RBI’s. Francisco Lindor upped his batting average to .209 as the newly acquired shortstop went also went 3-5.
Miguel Castro pitched two scoreless innings to get the win, his second of the season. Edwin Diaz bounced back and picked up his 10th save after a rough game on Tuesday.
The Mets are now currently 27-21 and will be taking on the Padres in San Diego for a four-game set starting Thursday.