Mets Negotiating With Tim Byrdak

The Mets and left-hander Tim Byrdak have "mutual interest" in each other and have been discussing a contract, according to Mike Silva of the New York Baseball Digest.  Silva thinks a deal could be finalized within "the next couple of days."

We heard earlier today that the Mets were looking for southpaw relief help, and Byrdak fits that bill, holding left-handed batters to a .202/.296/.380 line in his nine Major League seasons.  Byrdak, 37, has a 3.46 ERA over the last four seasons but also averaged five walks per nine innings in that stretch; it's actually an upgrade from his career 5.5 BB/9 rate.  Byrdak spent the last three seasons with the Astros, who released the southpaw in November.


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7 Comments on "Mets Negotiating With Tim Byrdak"


4 years 7 months ago

I’m holding out for Biemel but I’ll take anything Sandy gives me until he fails me

caseyculture
4 years 7 months ago

reds fans thank you, tim byrdak

MetsEventually
4 years 7 months ago

I miss Pedro Feliciano already.

scluse
4 years 7 months ago

I will miss “Perpetual Pedro” too but after the Randolph/Manuel tenures it’s only a matter of time until his rubber arm falls off.

metsman
4 years 7 months ago

released by one of the few teams that did worse than us… the only pitcher around his age I want anything to do with is across town and isn’t going anywhere.

4 years 7 months ago

Did you happen to think why he was released? You do know in baseball that there are more motives to being released than just you suck?
He was overpaid last season and if they offered him arbitration they would have had to pay him even more.

4 years 7 months ago

this guy is ok but as long as he gets rid of olli im good with it