NL East Notes: Syndergaard, Medlen, Hamels, Rollins

Though they're in the market for a shortstop, the Mets have zero intention of parting with Noah Syndergaard in able to make a trade happen, writes Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. New York has been connected to both Nick Franklin and the Diamondbacks' shortstop surplus (Didi Gregorius and Chris Owings). One scout that Heyman spoke with said Syndergaard is better than Zack Wheeler. Here are some more NL East items…

  • The Braves announced today that Kris Medlen underwent successful Tommy John surgery yesterday, with Dr. James Andrews performing the operation. The Braves will be without Medlen for the season, but the signing of Ervin Santana will help to offset that loss to a degree. Atlanta is currently waiting to learn Brandon Beachy's fate, but Tommy John looks like the probable outcome there as well.
  • Cole Hamels threw a 40- to 45-pitch bullpen session this morning and reported that he felt great afterward, reports's Jim Salisbury. Hamels said he feels that his strength is up to 90 percent. He'll face hitters in live batting practice on Saturday and do so once more before getting into game action. At that point, writes Salisbury, he'll need roughly a month to be ready for the season, meaning the loose target for his return is still May 1.
  •'s Todd Zolecki writes that Jimmy Rollins wasn't shaken by a report from ESPN's Buster Olney yesterday which stated that some in the Phillies organization feel he needs to be traded as soon as possible. Said Rollins: "It doesn’t matter. I don’t care which way it is tried to be twisted or said, or if it is exactly how it was said, or even if it was said, I can’t be traded." GM Ruben Amaro Jr. called the report "absolute silliness," repeatedly stating that no one in the organization has a problem with Rollins.
  • Manny Delcarmen spoke with the Washington Post's Adam Kilgore about his comeback from an elbow injury that has kept him out of the Majors since 2010. Delcarmen said that following the 2010 season, three doctors told him he needed a second Tommy John surgery before Dr. James Andrews said otherwise. Andrews offered Delcarmen a platelet-rich plasma injection and recommended months of rest, cautioning that his velocity was unlikely to return for quite some time. Delcarmen's velocity has slowly returned from sitting at 88 mph when he began pitching again all the way up to 93-95 mph in Spring Training with the Nats. He's likely to open the season in the minors but could see time with the big league club in the event of an injury after an impressive spring, says Kilgore.

14 Responses to NL East Notes: Syndergaard, Medlen, Hamels, Rollins Leave a Reply

  1. WhoKilledTheRallyMonkey 1 year ago

    Generally when people say “It doesn’t matter. I don’t care” it means the opposite….

    • Lionel Bossman Craft 1 year ago

      Generally yes, but generally people don’t make that much money and when they do they might not care

    • Ruben_Tomorrow 1 year ago

      Generally, when Ruben Amaro Jr. says “Absolute silliness” it means he has no clue what’s going on in his organization.

      • WhoKilledTheRallyMonkey 1 year ago

        He probably learned about 10-5 rights for the first time this morning

        • Only because someone left wikipedia open on his desk.

        • Matt Mccarron 1 year ago

          Time to kill a joke, but he knew about it when he acquired 30-something year old Michael Young last year.

      • Daniel Morairity 1 year ago

        yeah i think thats what he was trying to say but the philles need to trade rollins at the deadline because what will happen to him if he starts struggling and the rangers need a shortstop because of andrus being out. They dont know how long he will be out but for a safe option the rangers can trade prospects to the philles in exchange for jimmy rollins

    • Zak Arn 1 year ago

      Monday – count my money, Tuesday – count my money….

      Basically if he gets a couple of the all-time titles he’ll waive that 10-5 to get out of the doldrums.

  2. FS54 1 year ago

    I am a Nats fan but sucks to read about a young pitcher losing a season to injury no matter who he plays for. This has been an awful spring training for pitchers and some position players.

  3. johnsilver 1 year ago

    FB velocity wasn’t MDC’s only issue. It was straight, lack of control and his other pitch was a curve that was either on, or off.

    I wish him GL in the future, but he still really only had the 1 good season, plus April and part of May of 2009 where think he was almost unscored upon his 1st 20IP.

  4. erm016 1 year ago

    We have to be getting close to our free TJ surgery w/ Andrews. What is it, buy 12 get 1 free?

    • LazerTown 1 year ago

      don’t lose your punchcard.

    • Me 1 year ago

      We’ll be at the free TJ surgery when Avilan inevitably has to get his….
      (>_< *reverse jinx*)

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