Scott Rice – His New York Mets Career 2013,2014

scott riceLeft-handed pitcher Scott Rice had spent 14 seasons in the minor leagues when the Mets signed him as a free agent on November 16, 2012.  Rice pitched effectively in Spring Training and made the Mets roster in 2013. He finally made his Major League debut on Opening Day pitching a scoreless inning of relief in the Mets 11-2 win over the San Diego Padres.   Rice went on to lead the Mets in appearances with 73 while posting a 4-5 record with a 3.71 ERA.  He earned his first career win on April 7 against the Miami Marlins. 

Rice returned in 2014 and made 32 appearances before being demoted to the minors in June.  He went 1-2 with a 5.93 ERA.  His only win came on May 11 against the Philadelphia Phillies.  He recorded the final out of the 11th inning and earned the win when Reuben Tejada drove in the winning run in the bottom of the inning.  Rice finished out the season in the minors.  Rice spent the entire 2015 season in the minors before signing with the Arizona Diamondbacks.

In 105 relief appearances for the Mets Rice went 5-7 with a 4.18 ERA.

While with the Mets Rice wore number 56.

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Josh Satin – His New York Mets Career – 2011-2014

Josh SatinInfielder Josh Satin made his Major League debut with the Mets on September 4, 2011 against the Washington Nationals.  As the starting 1st baseman he singled in his first big league at bat and finished the game 1 for 2.  He appeared in 15 games for the Mets and batted .200 (5 for 25) with 2 RBIs.  Both his RBIs came on September 21 when as pinch hitter he doubled home two runners in the Mets 6-5 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. 

Satin appeared in just one game and had just one at bat in 2012. On June 5 he struck out when he pinches hit for pitcher Miguel Batista.

He joined the Mets in June of 2013 and appeared in 75 games, mainly as a pinch hitter.  He batted .279 with 3 home runs and 17 RBIs.  He hit his first career home run on July 3 against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Satin started the 2014 season with the Mets but was demoted to the minors at the beginning of May with his batting average at just .107.  He returned in September but went hitless in 10 at bats.

At the end of the season he was granted free agency and signed with the Cincinnati Reds.  In 116 games for the Mets he batted .243 with 3 home runs and 22 RBIs.

While with the Mets Satin wore number 3 in 2011 and 2012 and number 13 in 2013 and 2014.

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Jose Valverde – His New York Mets Career 2014

Jose ValverdeThe Mets signed right-handed reliever Jose Valverde, a former All-Star and 2 time reliever of  the year, as a free agent prior to the 2014 season. He made his Met debut on Opening Day pitching an inning of scoreless relief in the Mets 9-7 loss to the Washington Nationals.  In his second appearance on April 4 he recorded the save in the Mets 4-3 win over the Cincinnati Reds.  He earned his first win as a Met on April 20th against the Atlanta Brave, a 14-inning affair.

Valverde would appear in 21 games for the Mets before being released on May 26th.  At the time of his release he was 1-1 with 2 saves and a 5.66 ERA.

 While with the Mets Valverde wore number 4.

Jose Valverde also played for the following teams:
Arizona Diamondbacks – 2003-2007
Houston Astros – 2008,2009
Detroit Tigers – 2010-2013

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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 21 against the St. Louis Cardinals.  He also earned the save in his final appearance with the Mets on May 12 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.