Mets, Byrdak Agree On Extension For 2012

Mets GM Sandy Alderson announced that the team finalized a contract extension for the 2012 season with lefty reliever Tim Byrdak during today's game, tweets Newsday's David Lennon. The team has confirmed the move via press release.

The 37-year-old Byrdak signed a minor league deal with the Mets prior to the 2011 season, and has enjoyed a very strong year for the club. In 36 2/3 innings (68 appearances), the left-hander has posted career bests in ERA (2.95) and K/9 (10.8).

Byrdak has been particularly tough on lefties this season, limiting same-handed batters to a .204/.257/.323 triple slash line this season. He's posted a 5.50 K:BB ratio against lefties this season (33 strikeouts, six walks) as opposed to a 0.92 versus right-handed batters (12 walks, 11 strikeouts). He is represented by agent Mike Mosa, as shown in MLBTR's Agency Database.

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3 Comments on "Mets, Byrdak Agree On Extension For 2012"

3 years 11 months ago

Always need a lefty out of the bullpen.

3 years 11 months ago

Finally some good news for the Mets. They need all the help they can get in their division and I give Sandy Alderson kudos points for a wise decision

3 years 11 months ago

Excellent move for the Mets, I’M sure we didnt offer much move then he received this season which is less then 1M or I would guess he will prob earn a total with incentives next season 1M and that is something we now dont need to worry about, if we can get a cheap lefty off the scrapbook or rule 5 then that department is taking care of. Now lets move on to our three biggest offseason prioritys. 1- Jose Reyes 2-More Bullpen Help and 3- a starting catcher