Taylor Teagarden – His New York Mets Career 2014

Taylor TeagardenThe Mets signed catcher Taylor Teagarden as minor league free agent in January 6, 2014.   He was brought up to New York and made his Met debut June 10.  As the starting catcher against the Milwaukee Brewers he hit a grand slam as the Mets won 6-2.    It would be the highlight of his brief tenure in New York.  He appeared in 9 games and batted .143 with 1 home run and 5 RBIs before being sent back to the minors where he finished out the season.

Following he season he signed with the Chicago Cubs as a free agent.

While with the Mets Teagarden wore number 23.

Taylor Teagarden also played for the following teams:
Texas Rangers – 2008-2011
Baltimore Orioles – 2012,2013
Chicago Cubs – 2015

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Dana Eveland – His New York Mets Career 2014

Dana EvelandDana Eveland, a journeyman left-handed pitcher, signed a minor league contract with the Mets prior to the 2014 season.  After starting the season with the Mets Triple A affiliate, the Las Vegas 51s, Eveland made his Met debut on June 2 against the Philadelphia Phillies. He pitched 2/3 of an inning in the Mets 11-2 victory.

Eveland would go on to appear in 30 games for the Mets, all out of the bullpen, posting a 1-1 record with 1 save and 2.63 ERA.  He earned his only save with the Mets on June 18 against the St. Louis Cardinals getting the final out in the Mets 3-2 victory.  His only win as a Mets occurred on August 9 against the Philadelphia Phillies when he pitched a scoreless 10th inning in the Mets 2-1 victory.

Following the season Eveland signed a minor league contract with the Boston Red Sox.

While with the Mets Eveland wore number 61.

Dana Eveland also played for the following teams:
Milwaukee Brewers – 2005,2006
Arizona Diamondbacks – 2007
Oakland A’s – 2008,2009
Toronto Blue Jays – 2010
Pittsburgh Pirates – 2010
Los Angeles Dodgers – 2011
Baltimore Orioles – 2012
Atlanta Braves – 2015
Tampa Bay Rays – 2016

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Kyle Farnsworth – His New York Mets Career 2014

kyle farnsworthThe Mets signed veteran right-handed pitcher Kyle Farnsworth as a free agent on February 3, 2014.  He made his Met debut on April 2 against the Washington Nationals, in one inning of relief he allowed 2 hits and 1 run as the Mets lost 5-1.  Farnsworth would go on to pitch in 19 games, all out of the bullpen, before being released by the Mets in the middle of May.  At the time of his release his record was 0-3 with an ERA of 3.18 and 3 saves.  His first save came on April 21st against the St. Louis Cardinals.  He also earned the save in his final appearance with the Mets on May 12th against the New York Yankees.

While with the Mets Farnsworth wore number 44.

Kyle Farnsworth also played for the following teams:
Chicago Cubs –
  1999-2004
Detroit Tigers – 2005,2008
Atlanta Braves – 2005,2010
New York Yankees – 2006-2008
Kansas City Royals – 2009,2010
Tampa Bay Rays – 2011-2013
Pittsburgh Pirates – 2013
Houston Astros – 2014

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Andrew Brown – His New York Mets Career 2013,2014

Andrew BrownAfter signing a minor-league contract prior to the 2013 season, Andrew Brown made his Met debut on May 3, 2013 against the Atlanta Braves as the Mets starting right fielder.  He went 0-3 in the Mets 7-5 victory.  He would go on to appear in 68 games for the Mets mainly as a reserve outfielder and pinch hitter.  He would hit .227 for the season with 7 home runs and 24 RBIs.  The highlight of his season came on July 1 when he drove in the winning runs in the bottom of the 13th inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Brown made the Mets Opening Day roster in 2014 out of Spring Training.  As the Mets Opening Day leftfielder Brown got his season off with a bang as he hit a three-run home run.  However, it wasn’t enough as the Mets lost to the Washington Nationals 9-7.  Unfortunately, that was the highlight for Brown in 2014.  He spent most of the season in the minors and appeared in only 19 games for the Mets.  He hit just .182 with 2 home runs and 7 RBIs.

Following the season Brown was selected off waivers by the Oakland A’s

In parts of two seasons with the Mets Andrew Brown appeared in 87 games and batted .216 with 9 home runs and 31 RBIs.

While with the Mets Brown wore number 47 in 2013 and number 30 in 2014.

Andrew Brown also played for the St Louis Cardinals in 2011 and the Colorado Rockies in 2012.

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Gonzalez Germen – His New York Mets Career 2013,2014

gonzalez germenSigned by the Mets as an amateur free agent in 2007, right-handed pitcher Gonzalez Germen spent 6 seasons in the minors before making his Major League debut on July 12, 2013.  He was the losing pitcher in the Mets 3-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates, he pitched 2/3 of an inning and allowed the winning run to score in the bottom of the 11th.  Germen would go onto appear in 29 games for the Mets all out of the bullpen, posting a 1-2 record with 1 save and a 3.93 ERA.  His first major league victory occurred on July 20, 2013 when he pitched 1 2/3 innings of scoreless relief against the Philadelphia Phillies.  His only save of the season came against the San Diego Padres on August 15 when he pitched the final two innings of the Mets 4-1 victory allowing zero runs and striking out 3.

Germen made the Mets Opening Day roster in 2014 and would go on to appear in 25 games posting a 0-0 record with a 4.75 ERA.

Following the season the Mets sold Germen to the New York Yankees.

In parts of two seasons with the Mets, Germen appeared in 54 games and posted a 1-2 record with 1 save and a 4.31 ERA in 64 2/3 innings.

While with the Mets Germen wore number 71.

Gonzalez Germen also played for the following teams:
Chicago Cubs – 2015
Colorado Rockies – 2015,2016

John Lannan – His New York Mets Career 2014

John LannanThe Mets signed left-handed pitcher John Lannan as a free agent on January 18, 2014.  He made his Met debut on Opening Day against the Washington Nationals and allowed 2 runs over a 1/3 of an inning. Lannan would appear in 4 more games for the Mets before he was demoted to the minors where he finished out the season.  At the time of his demotion he was 1-0 with a 15.75 ERA.  His only win came against the Los Angeles Angels on April 12 when he pitched the final 2 innings in the Mets 7-6 extra inning win.

Following the season, he signed with the Colorado Rockies as a free agent.

While with the Mets Lannan wore number 32.

John Lannan also played for the following teams:
Washington Nationals – 2007-2012
Philadelphia Phillies – 2013

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Matt den Dekker – His New York Mets Career 2013,2014

matt den dekkerAfter being drafted by the Mets in the fifth round of the 2010 amateur draft outfielder Matt den Dekker spent three seasons in the minors before making his Major League debut on August 29, 2013.  As the Mets starting centerfielder he went 0-5 in the Mets 11-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies.   Two days later he would record his first major league hit against the Washington Nationals, an RBI single in the Mets 6 run 3rd inning.  Than on September 1st he recorded his first career home run also against the Washington Nationals.

Overall den Dekker appeared in 27 games for the Mets in 2013 hitting .207 with a home run and 6 RBIs.

In 2014 den Dekker split his time between the Mets and the Las Vegas 51s, the Mets top minor league affiliate.  In 53 games for the Mets he hit .250 with 7 RBIs.

Just prior to the 2015 season the Mets traded den Dekker to the Washington Nationals in exchange for lefty reliever Jerry Blevins.

In 80 game over two seasons with the Mets den Dekker hit .238 with a homer and 13 RBIs.

While with the Mets den Dekker wore number 6.

Matt den Dekker also played for the Washington Nationals in 2015 and 2016.

 

Wilfredo Tovar – His New York Mets Career 2013,2014

wilfredo-tovarThe Mets signed shortstop Wilfredo Tovar as an international free agent at the age of 16 in 2008.  After spending 6 seasons in the minor leagues Tovar was brought up to the show as a September call up in 2013.  He made his Major League debut on September 22 as the starting shortstop against the Philadelphia Phillies.  He went 2 for 4 with an RBI in the Mets 4-3 victory.  He would appear in 6 more games hitting .200 with 2 RBI’s.

Tovar returned to minors in 2014 and once again was called up in September.  This time he appeared in just 2 games going 0 for 3 at the plate.

He played the entire 2015 season in the minors with the Las Vegas 51s, the Mets Triple A affiliate, before being signing as a free agent with the Minnesota Twins in December 2015.  In 9 career games for the Mets Tovar batted .167 (3 for 18) with 2 RBI’s.

While with the Mets Tovar wore number 70.

Ike Davis – His New York Mets Career 2010-2014

Ike Davis.jpgThe son of former Major League pitcher Ron Davis, Ike Davis was drafted by the Mets in the first round of the 2008 amateur draft.  Davis made his major-league debut with the Mets on April 19, 2010 as their starting first baseman.   Ike singled in his first at-bat and finished the game 2 for 4 with an RBI in the Mets 6-1victory over the Chicago Cubs.  

Davis finished out the season as the Mets everyday first baseman and quickly became a fan favorite not only for his bat but also his slick fielding.  Met fans especially grew to love his spectacular catches of foul pop-ups, in which he braced himself against the railing in front of the first base dugout, and then flipped over the railing as he caught the ball. He hit his first major league home run on April 23 against the Atlanta Braves and twice hit 2 home runs in a game, May 7 against the San Francisco Giants and July 17th also against the Giants.  On June 8th against the San Diego Padres, Davis hit a walk off home run in the 11th inning.  Davis finished out the 2010 season with 19 home runs and 71 RBIs and a .264 average.

Based on his 2010 performance big things were expected of Davis in 2011.  At first Davis did not disappoint, he drove in at least one run in 9 of his first 10 games.   Davis was hitting .302 with 7 home run and 25 RBIs when his season was cut short by a freak accident on May 10.  On a routine pop up near the pitcher’s mound third baseman David Wright stepped on Ike’s left ankle.  At first the injury did not appear serious, but it would eventually require season ending surgery.

Davis returned in 2012 hoping to forget about 2011.  But he got off to a slow start by going 0-18 to start the season.  Davis continued to struggle for much of the first half of 2012 and was hitting just .198 at the end of June.  During that time, he did manage to hit his first grand slam on June 18th against the Baltimore Orioles.  Davis hit much better in the second half of the season.  Though he hit just .227 for the season he did manage to hit 32 home runs to lead the team and drive in 90 RBIs.  Davis also became the 9th player in franchise history to hit 3 home run in one game, he accomplished the feat on July at the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Davis started out the 2013 season much like 2012.  With his average at just .161 he was sent down to the minors at the beginning of June.  When he returned in July his bat began to heat up and he hit .286 during the second half of the season.  He finished the season with a .205 average with 9 home runs and 33 RBIs.

Davis was the Mets opening day first baseman in 2014, but it was soon announced that the bulk of the first base duties would be given to Lucas Duda.  On April 5th Davis hit a pinch-hit game winning grand slam against the Cincinnati Reds. It would be the last hurrah of his Mets career as he was traded to the Pittsburgh Pirates on April 18th.

In 454 games over 5 seasons Davis hit .241 with 68 home runs and 224 RBIs.

While with the Mets Davis wore number 29.

Ike Davis also played for the following teams:
Pittsburgh Pirates – 2014
Oakland A’s – 2015
New York Yankees – 2016

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Dario Alvarez – His New York Mets Career – 2015,2016

dario-alvarezFollowing his release from the Philadelphia Phillies, the Mets signed Dario Alvarez as free agent on January 13, 2013.  The left-handed pitcher worked his way through the Mets minor league system before getting the call to join the big club as a September call up in 2014.  His combined minor league numbers in 2014 consisted of a 10-1 record with a 1.10 ERA in 29 relief appearances.

Alvarez made his Mets as well as his major league debut on September 13, 2014 vs the Miami Marlins.  He faced one batter giving up an RBI single to Christian Yelich which tied the game.  But the Mets would go on to win the game 4-3.  He finished the season in the Mets bullpen appearing a 4 games for a total of 1 1/3 innings with a 13.50 ERA.

In 2015 he once again pitched in the minors before joining the team in September.  As the Mets battled the Washington Nationals for the Eastern Division, Alvarez made his 2015 debut on September 7th.  With the game tied at 5 in the 6th inning, Alvarez struck out Bryce Harper, who would go on to win the National League MVP in 2015.  It was the only batter he would face, but it was good enough to earn him the win as the Mets scored 3 in the 7th inning to take the lead.  With the win the Mets extended their lead over the Nationals to 4 games and would never look back as they cruised the rest of the way to win the division.

Alvarez would appear in another 5 games for the Mets in 2015 pitching a total of 3 2/3 innings and posting an ERA of 12.27.

Alvarez once again started the 2016 season in the Mets minor league system, but with his ERA ballooning to 9.98 for the Las Vegas 51s he was released and selected off waivers by the Atlanta Braves.

His overall numbers with the Mets, 5 innings pitched in 10 relief appearances with an ERA of 12.60.

While with the Mets Alvarez wore number 68.

Dario Alvarez also played for the following teams:
Texas Rangers – 2016
Atlanta Braves – 2016