Mets Designate Manny Acosta For Assignment

The Mets designated reliever Manny Acosta for assignment, tweets Andy Martino of the New York Daily News.  GM Sandy Alderson also told reporters that Blaine Boyer and Daniel Murphy made the team, Jason Isringhausen has yet to decide whether to report to extended Spring Training, and Jason Bay and Ronny Paulino could potentially land on the disabled list to start the season.

Acosta, 30 in May, posted a 2.95 ERA, 9.5 K/9, 4.1 BB/9, 0.9 HR/9, and 41.7% groundball rate in 39 2/3 relief innings for the Mets last year.  He posted similar peripheral stats in 36 1/3 Triple-A frames.  The Mets claimed him off waivers from the Braves a year ago.  With a strong strikeout rate and 94 mph fastball, Acosta should generate some interest.

Also, Andy McCullough of the Newark Star-Ledger tweets that first baseman/outfielder Nick Evans could clear waivers today, in which case he'd take Bay's spot if the veteran does hit the DL.

18 Responses to Mets Designate Manny Acosta For Assignment Leave a Reply

  1. Dumb move they should have kept Acosta over Boyer. I hope that they don’t lose Acosta on waivers

    • oleosmirf 4 years ago

      its a smart move by the Mets b.c this means they can place him on waivers after opening day, they also have the option to trade him or release him and then resign him, (like they did with Igarashi)

    • RiverKKiller999 4 years ago

      Acosta and Boyer both suck. I doubt Acosta will repeat his 2010 numbers, so you won’t be losing anything special if he gets aquired by another team.

      • metsman 4 years ago

        okay, whatever makes you feel better buddy…. there are plenty of Met fans trying to convince themselve’s Acosta “sucks” too. Unless you have a team stacked with elite relievers, you can’t pretend that Acosta is gum on your shoe; he’s a big, 30 year old, heat thowing reliever, who put up a 2.95 ERA last year, no amount of peripheral numbers are going to take away the value of that for anything other than a fantasy bullpen. Nice try, though.

  2. goner 4 years ago

    Regardless of whether or not he’s put on the DL, doesn’t Joggin’ Ronny Paulino still have 8 games of his 50-game suspension to serve this year?

    • oleosmirf 4 years ago

      yes Mike Nickeas is the only other catcher on the 40-man so he gets the job by default although the Mets should be expected to pick up a catcher sometime soon as Nickeas is really really bad…

      • Blue387 4 years ago

        What did Alderson and friends see in Paulino? I don’t get it.

        • MetsFanXXIII 4 years ago

          Mashes lefties, solid defense? Seem like reasonable qualities in a backup C, especially when your starter bats lefty.

        • oleosmirf 4 years ago

          a RHB who smashes LHP who can be a solid backup to their young LH hitting catcher

        • MetsEventually 4 years ago

          Good against lefties

      • Infield Fly 4 years ago

        Mike Nickeas is the only other catcher on the 40-man so he gets the job by default

        Forgetting Josh Thole are we? He is on the 40-man roster, you know…whatever that means…

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  4. xhausted_grad 4 years ago

    i would be really surprised if evans clears waivers. why is there no interest in him?

    • middle of the road prospect, that struggles at the big league level, can play alot of positions but no position does he stand out in and isnt particularly fast.

      hes far from terrible but why make a roster move from something u probably already have within your system

      • metsman 4 years ago

        He’s primed to be an above average replacement player, last year he had a 797 OPS in 37 PAs. He absolutely destroys left handed pitching and does well off the bench. While it’s very hard to find elite starters, that doesn’t mean it’s easy to find guys who can excel at pinch hitting, which is how Evans profiles at this point.

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