Odds & Ends: Dodgers, Figueroa, Rays, Martinez

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15 Comments on "Odds & Ends: Dodgers, Figueroa, Rays, Martinez"


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VinnyG917
5 years 3 months ago

I think the Mets are being foolish by letting Figgy go. I understand he is getting old, and has little future in the organization, but he can definitely help this season. He is very flexible, he can start, long relive, or just be a reliever. He might end up going to Japan to pitch, although I think some team will pick him up. When they do, it will be a smart move.

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jaydh
5 years 3 months ago

you mean like last season when no team picked him up and he ended up returning to AAA? this is a nonissue.

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Guest
5 years 3 months ago

Well good for Marcus Thames. Hopefully he can play well.

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Rich_in_NJ
5 years 3 months ago

Yes, good for Thames, but if Thames, Winn, and Gardner are all on the team after the July 31st trading deadline, I will be very surprised.

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Guest
5 years 3 months ago

Good point.

Remember, acquisitions can also change the complexity of the Roster.

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Guest
5 years 3 months ago

Yet again another mistake made by the organization..

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mrsjohnmiltonrocks
5 years 3 months ago

Someone really ought to pick up Nelson Figueora. I know he’s not a great pitcher; he’s probably not even a good pitcher, but he could be useful bridging the gap if you have injuries, potential arbitration problems, or a staff with a lot of unknown. If he’s your twelfth man on the staff, you could do worse. Especially when you already have Maine and Perez and young, inconsistent Niese as part of your rotation. Let’s see-his cost is a roster spot and less than a million bucks. I don’t quite understand the Mets thinking here.

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BIGPELF
5 years 3 months ago

figueroa just wants to be in the mlb for a full season. he has been in the minors for like 10 years.

i feel bad for him and the mets are stupid for not giving him the spot over green

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mikefromNY
5 years 3 months ago

They also cut Bobby Parnell?? He seemed like he had some hope coming out of the ‘pen.

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NotWerthTheRiske
5 years 3 months ago

Not a Mets fan but really felt stymied by the recent moves. Had been pulling for Figgy all ST and now not seeing him make the club…FO should really be ashamed of themselves, going out and acquiring 2 unproven Jap. pitchers and automatically stick em in the bullpen…and then pushing a still undeveloped Mejia into a late-inning role when most ppl knows that this season won’t mean squat for the Mets…smarter move would have been putting Mejia back into AA, giving Figgy a spot, letting Tatis go when they had the chance, and give Carter that bench spot.