Mets, Byrdak Close To Extension

The Mets are close to signing Tim Byrdak to an extension for 2012, reports Mike Silva of New York Baseball Digest. GM Sandy Alderson confirmed the contract talks to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York (Twitter link).

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 will earn about $1.2MM this season after incentives, and while Silva isn't sure about the terms the two sides are discussing for next year, he predicts that the deal will be for at least the same amount, if not more.

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6 Comments on "Mets, Byrdak Close To Extension"

3 years 11 months ago

This would be a solid move by the club. I think He has been everything feliciano was – with the exception of the 20-30 less appearances. He is also one of the best clubhouse guys on the team from what I hear

3 years 11 months ago

i’ll have to call you back, jose. i’m in an important meeting with byrdak

3 years 11 months ago

lol i saw this on rotoworld, i take no credit for it, i just laughed at it

“Now that the Mets have their big fish fried, they can focus on the little things like re-signing Jose Reyes.”

3 years 11 months ago

The Mets bullpen has been such a revolving door I had no idea he was pitching this decent.

Hector White Sox
3 years 11 months ago

Floyd morel and quentin for wright and bay?

3 years 11 months ago

Well done Tim you deserve it. Hes made people forget about Feliciano