Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Mets Morning News: Shopping K-Rod, Games Finished, & Reyes

According to the Daily News, Sandy Alderson has made it known to other teams that the Mets are shopping Francisco Rodriguez, Jason Isringhausen, and Tim Byrdak.
"They are really trying to move Isringhausen, and also Byrdak and K-Rod (before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline)," one of the sources said. "Those guys have pitched well, and they could help somebody."
Speaking of K-Rod, according to Brian Costa of the Wall Street Journal, even Sandy Alderson is a little surprised by how often the closer has been used. K-Rod is on pace to finish 61 games this season.
"I've been a little surprised in some instances myself," general manager Sandy Alderson said, referring to how Collins has used K-Rod. "But that's his job. Am I aware of it? Yes. Do I spend my time counseling Terry on the proper care and feeding of K-Rod? No."
Jose Reyes did not run before Tuesday's game. According to Terry Collins, Reyes' strain in his left hamstring has not gotten any worse, but it was not feeling much better either.
Collins said the Mets will huddle with doctors Wednesday and again discuss whether the DL is an option. However, the manager is resistant because any 15-day DL stint -- which would include the four-day All-Star break -- would force Reyes to miss the second-half-opening series against Philadelphia at Citi Field. It may be preferable to play a man down through the weekend and have Reyes eligible for that series than DL him and have his potent bat out of the lineup against the division leader.

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